Another problem is how they are communicated to the various provincial government departments affected by them. This was revealed on Wednesday as the committee deliberated the issues pertaining to the adoption of various departments’ 2019/20 budgets. Members of the committee also revealed that this is particularly a problem when the legislature tries to do follow-ups on these resolutions with the said departments.
Propac member, Sizwe Mbalo, suggested that in cases where the legislature is struggling with a specific department with regards to finding out how far it is with the implementation of its resolutions, the MECs and Heads of the Departments under question should then be informed. Meanwhile, another committee member, Kenalemang Phukuntsi, said that the provincial legislature itself struggles with communication and suggested that going forward all resolutions taken should be communicated to the provincial executive committee (exco) within 30 days from the date the resolution was taken.
The committee agreed that this decision would help streamline communication between the legislature and the exco and would also maintain a firm footing on resolutions taken, while also ensuring that they are duly implemented.