Joburg billing queries to be sent to AG

2012-09-09 22:17

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Johannesburg - Over 3 000 unresolved Johannesburg billing queries that the Gauteng finance mayoral committee refused to accept last week, will be forwarded to the auditor general, the Democratic Alliance said on Sunday.

DA finance spokesperson Patrick Atkinson said the party would send spreadsheets and supporting documents available to the team auditing the city.

"The billing crisis and the defective financial data it [the City of Johannesburg] has produced have been at the heart of Johannesburg's failure to attain an unqualified audit over the past two years," said Atkinson.

The city had been the worst performing of South Africa's nine metros in terms of the accuracy and reliability of its financial data, he said.

On Wednesday, the DA tried to hand over the unresolved billing queries to the committee, but member Geoffrey Makhubo refused to accept the documents.

His spokesperson, Zoleka Zide, said that the city had a contract agreement with its customers, and as such the DA could not resolve queries on its behalf. The city was not going to give preferential treatment to any person or political organisation.

Atkinson said the customers had already unsuccessfully tried to resolve their queries a number of times.

"What made her comments even more curious is the fact that some queries date back to 2003, and how this can be construed that residents are jumping the queue is simply nonsensical."

The DA would also send the information it had gathered on unresolved billing queries to the public protector and the National Consumer Council this week.

Read more on:    johannesburg  |  local government

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.
NEXT ON NEWS24X

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
18 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24

 
/News
 

Your Winter Body Weight Workout

Cold weather does not mean you have to slack off on your workouts, here are some tips to stay fit in the winter.

 
 

Outdoor

The perks of power walking
Best ‘glamping' spots in the Western Cape
6 hiking routes you have to try
South African woman learns to surf at age 70

Book flights

Compare, Book, Fly

Traffic Alerts
Traffic
Horoscopes
Aquarius
Aquarius

You have a strong desire to share your ideas and communicate with significant people. Slow down a bit and make sure that the right...read more

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.