Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Some municipalities are losing ground

By Lelethu Mquqo
15 June 2011

President Jacob Zuma says audit reports show that some municipalities are regressing into even bigger financial and administrative problems.

Speaking during the budget vote of the Presidency in Parliament this afternoon, Zuma revealed that the finding of the Auditor General’s report for the 2010-2011 financial year indicate that of the 237 municipal audit reports currently available, only 57 showed some improvement. He wants immediate action on this problem.

Zuma added that government was seriously exploring the need to have a single election for national, provincial and local government.

He says in this way, the country will have one financial year, a single public service, a common five-year medium-term planning, as well as aligned human resource and budgeting frameworks.


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