Improve audit outcomes, municipalities warned

2017-07-21 06:00
After proceedings (from left) Umuziwabantu Municipal Manager Sazi Mbhele, Greater Kokstad Municipal Manager Lulamile Mapholoba and Ugu District Municipal Manager DD Naidoo.

After proceedings (from left) Umuziwabantu Municipal Manager Sazi Mbhele, Greater Kokstad Municipal Manager Lulamile Mapholoba and Ugu District Municipal Manager DD Naidoo.

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THE KZN MEC for Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs (Cogta), Nomusa Dube-Ncube, has warned municipalities to improve their audit outcomes.

She cautioned that municipalities who
continue to regress will face harsh conse-quences.

She spoke to Fever in an exclusive interview at the Muni-MEC event, an inter-government forum where she meets with municipal political heads, high ranking municipal officials and municipal officials.

The event was held at Bhongweni Youth Centre in Kokstad on Friday.

Dube-Ncube said she warned all mayors that there will be consequences to municipal officials who fail to do their job.

“I have demanded disciplinary proof for municipalities that continue to get disclaimer, and adverse audit opinions,” said Dube-Ncube.

She said she convened a special Muni-MEC to meet with mayors, Chief Financial Officials and municipal managers whose municipalities have recently regressed and failed to achieve a clean bill of health from the Auditor-General.

She warned she will stop bonuses to underperforming officials and will demand answers.

She issued a stern warning to officials who abdicate their responsibilities while drawing huge salaries from their muncipality.

She said they shared information and capacitated mayors and municipal managers with skills knowledge to improve service delivery.

The KZN South African Local Government Association (Salga) chairperson Mluleki Ndobe said they welcome the audit outcomes presented by the Auditor-General and they agreed with Dube-Ncube.

He agreed that there must be consequences for municipalities who get bad audit outcomes, but asked the provincial and national governments to continue providing support.

THE KZN MEC for Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs (Cogta), Nomusa Dube-Ncube, has warned municipalities to improve their audit outcomes.

She cautioned that municipalities who continue to regress will face harsh consequences.

She spoke to Fever in an exclusive interview at the Muni-MEC event, an inter-government forum where she meets with municipal political heads, high ranking municipal officials and municipal officials.
The event was held at Bhongweni Youth Centre in Kokstad on Friday.
Dube-Ncube said she warned all mayors that there will be consequences to municipal officials who fail to do their job.

“I have demanded disciplinary proof for municipalities that continue to get disclaimer, and adverse audit opinions,” said Dube-Ncube.

She said she convened a special Muni-MEC to meet with mayors, Chief Financial Officials and municipal managers whose municipalities have recently regressed and failed to achieve a clean bill of health from the Auditor-General.

She warned she will stop bonuses to underperforming officials and will demand answers.
She issued a stern warning to officials who abdicate their responsibilities while drawing huge salaries from their muncipality.

She said they shared information and capacitated mayors and municipal managers with skills knowledge to improve service delivery.

The KZN South African Local Government Association (Salga) chairperson Mluleki Ndobe said they welcome the audit outcomes presented by the Auditor-General and they agreed with Dube-Ncube.
He agreed that there must be consequences for municipalities who get bad audit outcomes, but asked the provincial and national governments to continue providing support.

 

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