Western Cape Department of AgricultureMEC JJ Dowry 19 February 2006
Expenditure per quarter * R33 million was received in December, but spending will only commence in 2007/08 if roll-over is permitted.
Challenges • Time constraints linked to staffing • Legal issues within groups (contracts, legal entities not functioning, conflict) • Serious cash flow problems and debts • Record keeping – IT problems PIMS • LRAD program take 35 – 40% of FSD resources • “Sleeping partners – tail wagging the dog” • Reallocation of funds - ± R 2.5 million due to selling off farms and Bank legal processes and repossession of farms
Challenges (cont.) • Alignment issues (organisations, programmes and government grants) • Stakeholder participation, i.e. Municipalities etc. • Reporting of field staff linked to PIMS • Monitoring and evaluation – provincial system • Pre-settlement training of LRAD beneficiaries • Time constraints • Shortage of engineers, economists & SMS • Auditing requirements – proof of things • Projects are staff driven not beneficiary driven • Adapt technology for food security projects