JANE FURSE – Makhuduthamaga Local Municipality council on Wednesday officially during a special council seating at its municipal chamber in Jane Furse welcomed this year’s Audit outcome.
According to the local municipality the AG gave it an unqualified audit opinion with material findings for the 2018/19 financial year with masters including among others non-compliance with supply chain management processes that resulted in an unauthorized and irregular expenditures.
Mina Bahula, Makhuduthamaga Local Municipality Mayor, on behalf of council collective expressed her satisfaction and commended everyone who contributed to the audit outcome.
Bahula said even though local municipality was confronted by numerous service delivery challenges, it appreciated that the AG expressed confidence in its financial administration.
“It would have been an impossible task had it not been for the efforts of the administration led by the Accounting Officer, Nancy Rampedi. It shows that we are in the right direction in handling public purse and as the municipality we continue to deliver sustainable and meaningful basic services to our communities. We had to employ aggressive intervention measures to improve the qualified opinion from the previous year and we will continue to ensure the development of action plan for clean audit by addressing some of the material findings reflected by AG,” said Bahula.
The mayor also explained that the municipality’s budget priorities going forward should focus on aggressive service delivery improvement.
“We will continue with the monitoring and evaluation of assurance providers such as performance management committee and external audit committee as well as risk management committee to qualify to the next audit outcomes.
Council further emphasized that the work of the municipality would remain incomplete until all loose screws around supply chain management were tightened.