Walk the talk: Gauteng govt does business with township locals

The Gauteng government has committed to spending 30% of goods and services budget on trade with township suppliers.

FILE: Gauteng Premier David Makhura addresses the provincial legislature. Picture: Reinart Toerien/EWN

JOHANNESBURG – Gauteng Premier David Makhura says his government is committed to revitalising the township economy and has committed to spending 30% of its goods and services budget on procurement from township suppliers and enterprises.

Makhura delivered his political report earlier today at the Gauteng legislature.

He says municipalities spent more than R4.2 billion on procuring goods and services from township enterprises just in the 2015/2016 financial year.

β€œAt the end of the second quarter of this year, we had already exceeded the 18% target we set for 2016/2017, and we are now spending over R6.8 billion procuring goods and services from 1,600 township suppliers.”

(Edited by Masechaba Sefularo)