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Moses Kotane establishes accounts committee

2011-12-15 11:37

Johannesburg - The Moses Kotane local municipality in the North West has established a municipal public accounts committee, spokesperson Beauty Makganye said on Thursday.

"The eleven-member committee chaired by councillor Sipho Vava will serve as an oversight committee over council’s executive obligations," she said.

She said the primary functions of the committee included considering and evaluating annual reports and making recommendations to council when adopting oversight reports.

The committee was also expected to examine financial statements and audit reports.

"It will assist council to hold executive and municipal entities accountable and ensure efficient use of municipal resources."

The committee will report to council quarterly and promote good governance, transparency and accountability on the use of municipal resources.

She said the council resolved at its meeting on Tuesday to establish the municipal public accounts committee.

Moses Kotane local municipality is one of five local municipalities in Bojanala Platinum District Municipality.

It was named in memory of Moses Kotane, the late secretary general of the SA Communist Party. The seat of the local municipality is Mogwase near Sun City.

The municipality was placed under administration last year in terms of Section 139 of the Municipal Finance Management Act.

Comments
  • Bardy - 2011-12-15 11:49

    Give it time and it too will yield corruption!

  • Piet - 2011-12-15 11:50

    All I see is 11 cadres getting big salaries!

  • Andre - 2011-12-15 12:49

    The one as corrupt as the other. More people more salaries more problems. Appoint competant officials and managers, abolish cadre-deployment and stop political inteferance with tenders then things might get better.

  • Sharon - 2011-12-15 13:53

    Why get another committee to ovesee the other ......all that needs to be done is the Hawks need to go in an investigate where all the money went.........(try the top knobs pockets)

  • Tumelo - 2012-03-08 12:16

    How does one get hold of the committee? I need to put them to a test because there are some serious irregularities going on at moses kotane local municipality as we speak right now. It is amazing how politicians protect one another. To date, I have cc'd prominent people in all my conversations with one of moses kotane local municipality's H.O.D at both the local and provincial levels respectively and I have not received any reply from either one of them to find out whether my accusations were true or not. Actually, I am deliberating on taking the municipality to court. I am an aspiring, young and diligent businessman who feels robbed by his business partner with the help of moses kotane local municipality officials.

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