ActionSA accepts SCOPA chair offer by ANC
ActionSA's Athol Trollip
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ActionSA Parliamentary caucus leader Athol Trollip announced that the party has accepted the African National Congress’ (ANC) offer for the chairperson position of Parliament’s Standing Committee on Public Accounts (SCOPA) without any conditions.

The ANC approached ActionSA two weeks ago with the offer for SCOPA chair in three provinces. The election of chairpersons for Parliament’s Portfolio Committees is set to take place today.

ActionSA has nominated Trollip as chairperson of SCOPA.

Trollip says, “We have to start breaking this perception that Parliament protects a government that is probably good and that wastes money, and that even allows for the theft of money. And we got to start calling, swimming pools, swimming pools and not calling them fire pools and having Parliament defending the indefensible.

So that would be my understanding, is that one must account for every single cent. And if a service delivery department appears before you that is responsible for maintaining rail infrastructure, then they must account for the state of rail infrastructure in this country.”

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