Gauteng not a ‘banana republic’

2013-08-25 14:40

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Johannesburg - Chairperson of the Gauteng Standing Committee on Public Accounts (Scopa) this week accused Gauteng Premier Nomvula Mokonyane of turning the province into a "banana republic" after she commented on audit reports before they were tabled with the legislature.

Sunday Independent reported that the Scopa Chair Sipho Makama said he wrote to Speaker Lindiwe Maseko complaining he had not formally received the province’s annual reports before Mokonyane’s public utterances.

This is not a banana republic. Surely the law must be respected. We are pushing for those reports to be tabled as per the procedure and requirements contained in the Public Finance Management Act,” he said.

Earlier this month, Mokonyane announced that five departments and three provincial entities received clean audits in the 2012/13 financial year. But this could not be confirmed because the reports have not to date been tabled at the provincial legislature.

Mokonyane also reportedly said the province had reduced unauthorised expenditure from R4.5b to R392m. But Scopa has still not seen any annual reports from provincial departments and entities.

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