Mchunu: Fight fraud and corruption

2014-10-16 20:37
Senzo Mchunu (File, Sapa)

Senzo Mchunu (File, Sapa)

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Johannesburg - KwaZulu-Natal Premier Senzo Mchunu on Thursday called on heads of departments to intensify their fight against fraud and corruption.

"Fraud and corruption are a cancer which, if not arrested, has potential to irreparably harm the standing of our province and its reputation among its citizens, making our people lose faith in the future of our democratic country," he told a meeting of heads of department (HODs), chief financial officers (CFOs), and supply chain managers.

"Fighting corruption is about the restoration of the integrity of government. We need to act urgently because fraud and corruption have a potential to cause a massive drain on resources, undermine service delivery, and cause our democracy to flounder."

Mchunu convened the meeting to allow HODs and CFOs to account for the failure of their respective departments to achieve clean audits.

He said government was committed to rooting out elements of corruption and was prepared to do it openly.

"Transparency and accountability are at the core of good governance and it is for this reason that issues of good governance are on top of the agenda. We have Mpimpa and Sukuma Sakhe hotlines created for the public to report cases of fraud and administration," he said.

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