01 August 2014
The Western Province provincial
government has welcomed the Auditor General’s clean audit of its financial
affairs. The majority of municipalities in the province received clean audits
from the Auditor General this week.
Western Cape MEC of Local Government Anton
Bredell said the clean audits show a massive improvement, considering only five
years ago not one municipality in the province received a positive appraisal.
The City of Cape Town is the only metro
in the country to achieve a clean audit for this financial year.
Ministerial Spokesperson Daniel Johnson
explains the province can be proud of the audit announcement as, “only 22
municipalities received clean audits, nationally. 11 of those are from the Western Cape.”
Moreover, 18 other municipalities in the
province received unqualified audits.
Johnson believes the whole province stands
to benefit from the Auditor General’s appraisal adding, “Sound financial
management can aid service delivery in the province.”
Labels: Western Cape’s books in the clear