Staff, 2022-09-28 03:51:30,
Leaders of the Maluti-A-Phofung municipality will have to do a bit of Seoul-searching this week, after they were tuned for planning to spend almost R1 million on a trip to South Korea. The Free State region is one of many municipalities currently facing financial turmoil.
Free State municipality plans ‘million-rand trip’ to South Korea
Three senior representatives, including the local mayor, were invited to a conference in the Far East. Subjects up for discussion include ‘feminist leadership’ and ‘digital rights’. Though these are serious topics, critics believe that municipal officials must prioritise their efforts elsewhere.
What’s more, detractors have also flagged just how much the planned trip is set to cost Maluti-A-Phofung. So far, the price has ballooned to almost R800 000, and could potentially rise up to R1 million in total. This, the DA notes, while sewage ‘runs through the streets’ of the municipality.
Accommodation, travel expenses, and even a request for business class flight tickets have all been processed. As far as Ana Motaung is concerned, the decision to fly halfway across the world – when there are so many problems back home – is a disgrace.
Cash-strapped Maluti-A-Phofung finds money for ‘business class tickets’
The DA Maluti-A-Phofung councillor vented her frustrations on Monday morning. She was left ‘puzzled’ by the…
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