Gauteng loses staggering R908 million in housing funds. What went wrong?

Gauteng has lost R908 million in housing funds due to failure to spend on essential housing related projects.

702's Azania Mosaka on Tuesday spoke to MEC Paul Mashatile's spokesperson, Mogomotsi Mogodiri, regarding the issue.

Listen to the interview below:

We are disappointed as a department that things have turned out the way they have, hence, MEC Mashatile has immediately hit the ground running.

Mogomotsi Mogodiri, MEC Paul Mashatile's spokesperson

We are also strengthening our project management, supply chain management and our contact with municipalities because procurement is a problem.

Mogomotsi Mogodiri, MEC Paul Mashatile's spokesperson

MEC Mashatile has been in contact with mayors, MMCs for human settlements and other stakeholders to ensure that this never happens again.

Mogomotsi Mogodiri, MEC Paul Mashatile's spokesperson

We want to avoid a situation where there is room for human error and other shenanigans that deny our people access to housing. That's why we need to digitise the system.

Mogomotsi Mogodiri, MEC Paul Mashatile's spokesperson

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