Chairperson, the ACDP notes that the amounts allocated to the National Youth Development Agency, NYDA, from the Presidency's budget are R392,7 million for 2013-14, R411,2 million for 2014-15, and R425,8 million for 2015-16.
In 2010 the NYDA blamed gremlins for its disastrous 17th World Youth Festival in Pretoria. The South Africa taxpayer had to pay R6 million for a jet to fly 262 members of the Cuban Young Communist League and translators to the failed festival, which cost R106 million. Recently, Auditor-General Nombembe indicated in the 2012-13 audit report that the NYDA racked up some R62 million in irregular spending and failed to act against its officials who were at fault.
The question to the Office of the Presidency is the following: What has been done to stop this excessive wasteful expenditure of the NYDA, which is tarnishing the image of the Office of the Presidency? I thank you.