We­stern Ca­pe cle­a­nest pro­vin­ci­al go­vern­ment

Mossel Bay Advertiser - - News -

The Au­di­tor-Ge­ne­ral’s pre­sen­ta­ti­on in Par­li­a­ment on Wed­nes­day mor­ning, 21 No­vem­ber con­fir­med that the We­stern Ca­pe runs the cle­a­nest pro­vin­ci­al go­vern­ment in South A­fri­ca.

The We­stern Ca­pe on­ce a­gain re­cei­ved by far the hig­hest num­ber of cle­an au­dits in South A­fri­ca in 2018/19 a­cross all en­ti­ties and de­part­ments, with 83% cle­an au­dit out­co­mes a­chie­ved, com­pa­red to Gau­teng at 52%.

Pre­mier Zil­le says: "Thanks must go to of­fi­ci­als at all le­vels of t­his go­vern­ment for the tur­na­round we’ve ac­com­plis­hed o­ver two terms in of­fi­ce.

"In 2009 not a sin­gle de­part­ment had a cle­an au­dit. Sin­ce then, we ha­ve been a­ble to en­trench a cul­tu­re of good go­ver­nan­ce and ac­coun­ta­bi­li­ty to the pe­op­le of the We­stern Ca­pe."

A to­tal of 11 out of 13 pro­vin­ci­al de­part­ments re­cei­ved cle­an au­dits o­ver­all and 12 out of 13 re­cei­ved an un­qua­li­fied o­pi­ni­on on their fi­nan­ci­al sta­te­ments thus far. We look for­ward to ma­king our ca­se in court to re­view and set a­si­de the Au­di­torGe­ne­ral’s in­ter­pre­ta­ti­on of the De­part­ment of A­gri­cul­tu­re’s au­dit out­co­me in due ti­me. T­his would bring the pro­vin­ce’s un­qua­li­fied au­dit per­cen­ta­ge to 100%.

Ad­di­ti­o­nal to the Au­di­tor-Ge­ne­ral’s re­ports, the We­stern Ca­pe has con­sis­tent­ly co­me out as the top fi­nan­ci­al per­for­mer ac­cor­ding to the P­re­si­den­cy’s Per­for­man­ce Ma­na­ge­ment As­ses­sment Tool for the last fi­ve y­e­ars.

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