Calls for government to scrap R22m flag project

Calls for government to scrap R22m flag project

Africa News

JOHANNESBURG – You would think we have better things to spend our money on, but apparently not R22-million for a flag pole.

The Department of Arts and Culture wants to erect the flag at Freedom Park in Pretoria.

READ: Mthethwa defends R22m flag project

Minister Nathi Mthethwa has defended the multi-million-rand project, saying it is part of the department’s mandate.

But South Africans say they’ve got a million ideas about what they would do with R22-million, and a flag is not one of them.

They want government to use the flag project money to tackle a mountain of service delivery issues facing municipalities.

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