Today’s Council meeting received a presentation from the office of the Auditor- General where the audit outcomes for the 2017/2018 financial year were tabled.

After a thorough assessment of the municipality’s financial statements for the year, the Auditor- General’s opinion was Unqualified with findings.

Although the Auditor- General’s office confirmed that they found that the financial statements fairly represented the position of Ray Nkonyeni municipality, and its financial performance and cash flows in line with the South African Standards of Generally Recognised Accounting Practice (GRAP) and the requirements of the MFMA, it is in stark contrast to the previous financial years when the municipality received unqualified (clean) audits report with no matters.

Amongst others, the Auditor- General highlighted the lack of specific indicators for stated achievements in respect of basic service delivery; the deficiency of internal controls, as well as an increase in irregular, as well as fruitless and wasteful expenditure.

The management has already formulated an action plan to deal with matters raised by the Auditor- General, which was also tabled and approved at today’s Council meeting. The plan will see management taking decisive steps to ensure that by the end of the current financial year, all issues have been adequately addressed.

For more information contact:
Simon M April
Senior Manager: Mayoralty and Communications
+27 39 688 2056
+27 72 057 5387
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