Climate of fear grips Estcourt

2013-05-22 00:00

THE Estcourt-based uMmtshezi Municipality yesterday received a pat on the back from the KZN Legislature for being the only municipality in the province that obtained a clean audit report for two consecutive years.

The municipality, represented by chief finance officer Nadine Thomas, was invited by the Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs portfolio committee to explain how it had achieved the clean audits.

Committee chairperson Nonzakazi Swartbooi-Ntombela said: ”We say to uMtshezi, we ... recognise that you have done well.”

She said the committee would take the lessons learnt from uMtshezi Municipality to other municipalities during its visits.

Municipal manager Nonhlanhla Njoko said the award was a result of hard work and dedication and following the advice of the Auditor-General.

“We have a dedicated staff and we have been working hard and understand that there is always room for improvement.

“We have good systems in place and we do not leave anything unattended. If the Auditor-General says ‘fix this’, we fix it,” said Njoko

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