Online portal gives South Africans a way to send e-tips to finance minister
Malusi Gigaba says the government will continue to make the Treasury more accessible to ordinary South Africans so they can contribute to the preparation of the budget
The government will continue to make the Treasury more accessible to ordinary South Africans so they can contribute to the preparation of the budget and have access to information about it, Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba said Tuesday.He was speaking at the launch of vulekamali, an online budget data portal developed by Imali Yethu and the Treasury. The portal will exist alongside the main Treasury website and will contain the same data on the budget but in a different, more accessible format. It will also allow members of the public to post their views and have conversations about the budget information.This adds to and takes further the annual call that is made for members of the public to submit tips to the minister on the budget.The aim of the portal is to improve access to budget information. Gigaba said it would help improve budget transparency, public participation and oversight. "Transparency is not enough to ensure the effective delivery of public services," Gigaba said.The ...
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