Shame on our mu­nic­i­pal­i­ties

CityPress - - Voices - Kiekie Mboweni Nkowankowa, Lim­popo

Once again, the Au­di­torGen­eral has made damn­ing find­ings against the coun­try’s 278 mu­nic­i­pal­i­ties.

His re­port gave 22 of the 278 mu­nic­i­pal­i­ties a clean au­dit. This sim­ply means that just 7% of our mu­nic­i­pal­i­ties’ fi­nances are be­ing man­aged prop­erly.

It’s quite clear that many of our se­nior mu­nic­i­pal officials are un­der­qual­i­fied and out of their depth.

If 93% of our mu­nic­i­pal­i­ties are not in good fi­nan­cial stand­ing, we are in more trou­ble than we care to ad­mit.

The down­side of the mat­ter is that no one is held ac­count­able for the mess our mu­nic­i­pal­i­ties find them­selves in.

The mu­nic­i­pal­i­ties are dys­func­tional and politi­cians are play­ing dumb when com­mu­ni­ties protest about ser­vice de­liv­ery.

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