The Western Cape Finance Department says its latest Procurement Disclosure Report has revealed that more than R22-million has been spent on fighting the COVID-19 pandemic in June.
Provincial Minister David Maynier says they published the 13th edition of their monthly Procurement Disclosure Report by the Provincial Treasury as a commitment to a transparent and clean government.
Maynier says the total COVID-19 procurement expenditure for June amounted to R22 635 000, of which R22 614 000 was spent by provincial departments, more than R20 000 by public entities.
Concerns over vaccine hesitancy
Despite efforts being made towards fighting COVID-19, the provincial government is still concerned about vaccine hesitancy by some residents.
On Saturday, Premier Alan Winde visited the Mitchells Plain Community Healthcare Centre in Beacon Valley to receive his first Pfizer vaccine shot.
1/4 Today, I received the first dose of my COVID-19 vaccine at the Mitchells Plain Community Health Centre (CHC) in Cape Town.
— Premier Alan Winde (@alanwinde) July 31, 2021
This was in a bid to encourage people to get vaccinated.
The province has now administered over a million vaccines.
— Premier Alan Winde (@alanwinde) July 30, 2021
Winde says government is working around the clock to reach community or herd immunity: