SABC News - AfriForum laments wasteful expenditure by government:Friday 19 February 2016

AfriForum laments wasteful expenditure by government

Friday 19 February 2016 09:27

SABC

 AfriForum says crime increased by 0,09% in 2015 even though about  R171 billion was allocated for  security, public order and safety .

AfriForum says crime increased by 0,09% in 2015 even though about R171 billion was allocated for security, public order and safety.(SABC)

AfriForum says it intends to hold government responsible for the misappropriation, fruitful and wasteful expenditure of allocated tax money.

The organisation has launched a campaign, #waarvoorbetaalons? or #WhatAreWePayingFor?, which requests members of the public to add their names to the official letter that AfriForum wants to submit to the National Treasury.

They say they will demand detailed feedback on how allocated funds are used to improve education, decrease unemployment and ensure security, public order and safety.

Speaking to AM Live, AfriForum's National Campaign Co-ordinator, Monique Taute says the national matric pass rate dropped by  5.1%, while R203 billion had been budgeted for Basic education.

She says crime increased by 0,09% in 2015 even though about  R171 billion was allocated for security, public order and safety.

Taute says tax payers need to know what they are paying for and where their money is going to.

Click below to listen to the full interview.

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