NCOP Appropriations Committee examines ECD grant spending in Eastern Cape
The NCOP Appropriations Committee has held a further meeting on ECD conditional grant spending in the Eastern Cape. Representatives from the Department of Social Development, National Treasury and Eastern Cape DSD gave presentations on the progress that has been made.
Eastern Cape DSD had been significantly lagging behind other provinces in its spending of the ring-fenced ECD grant. However, during quarters 2 and 3 of 2018/19 the province made substantial progress and is now on track to meets its target to fund places for over 20,000 children in this financial year.