Gauteng increases revenue to more than R4bn

2014-07-24 15:53

The Gauteng provincial government has improved its revenue from R2.62 billion to R4.34 billion over the past five years, finance MEC Barbara Creecy has said.

“The province is continuing to look at other ways to improve provincial revenue generation, including advertising and rental from government properties,” she said today.

She has vowed to strengthen financial management in the province, deal decisively with incidents of fraud and corruption, and pay suppliers on time.

Creecy said the provincial government was setting up an electronic platform that could be accessed by all current and prospective suppliers. It would enable them to send invoices directly and communicate with the government about non-payments.

“We will improve on our existing invoice and payment tracking system to identify and elevate problem areas for rapid decision-making, and we will work with departments on further simplifying their payment and approval processes,” she said.

When resources were wasted or diverted, service delivery was compromised, she added. This resulted in government not being able to meet its obligation to the public.

“We have to reassure citizens of efforts placed towards a clean and transparent government.

“No citizen has to doubt the integrity of the state in the administration of tenders and whether those contracted for projects are qualified to implement and complete the work they are contracted for, [or] that the tendering process is open and fair,” she said.

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