MAKHURA BUOYANT ABOUT THE AUDIT OUTCOME
Gauteng Premier, David Makhura is upbeat about the number of departments and public entities that obtained a clean audit. Speaking at a recent briefing in the Legislature where he addressed the media, Makhura said, this province has shown significant and sustained improvement in financial management.
“The Auditor-General’s report shows that our province is increasingly making good in managing its finances. Furthermore, no unauthorised expenditure was incurred by the Provincial Government during this period.”
The Premier said, that a total of nineteen departments and public entities of the Gauteng Government achieved clean audit status for the 2014/15 financial year.
“This is an indication that our province is well on track towards achieving its goal of establishing credible financial control systems and ultimately realising 100 percent clean audits.”
He also revealed that, this sustained improvement was made possible through the implementation of firm and decisive leadership that has put in place action plans to address recurring audit findings. continuously improving financial management capacity and practices; taking corrective action to tackle poor performance and a strong political will to build a culture of accountability and excellence.
Makhura, further explained that the improvement in audit outcomes was also achieved due to, amongst other things, intensive support provided by the Gauteng Provincial Treasury (GPT) to departments and entities on the preparation of their interim and annual financial statements, coupled with adequate audit working paper files.
The Premier also warned that while this sustained improvement was commendable.
“I remain conscious of the fact that more work still needs to be done, particularly in the area of compliance with rules and regulations as identified by the auditor general.”
Did you know?
The following departments achieved clean audit.
- Office of the Premier
- Provincial Legislature
- Provincial Treasury
- Social Development
- Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs
- Economic Development
The following public entities achieved clean audits:
- Gauteng Film Commission
- Gautrain Management Agency
- Gauteng Partnership Fund
- IDZ Development Company
- Constitutional Hill Precinct
- Innovation Hub
- Greater Newtown Development Company
- Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site
- Gauteng Tourism Authority
- Gauteng Gambling Board
- Supplier Park Development Company