Ga-Segonyana tastes qualified audit report

Community News

After ten consecutive disclaimers the Ga-Segonyana local municipality obtained a qualified report for the year 2016/17, not so good a report from a chartered accountant's point of view.
This is but a good sign that should the mu-nicipality remain sensitive in its expendi-ture, it certainly will come out of its financial doldrums.
The municipality had a severe drought in churning out such a lacklustre result and had continued obtaining disclaimers un-abatedly.
The new office bearers at the munici-pality, namely the mayor councillor Neo George Masegela who took the reigns in 2016 and the municipal manager Martin Tsatsimpe who assumed office hardly three months ago, individually expressed great optimism.
In an interview with the mayor over the qualified report released by the Auditor General, he said that this was a great relief and proof enough that the municipality is coming out of its financial quagmire. He
was very happy and said that continued fi-nancial discipline must be maintained to ensure a clear clean report is obtained in the next audit exercise. Equally, Mr Tsat-simpe, currently at the helm of admini-stration, echoed similar sentiments and said that this was fascinating news that gi-ves impetus to tighten the screws in coming up with a satisfactory audit report.
“Honestly disclaimers are not reflective of a good administration in an institution. A qualified audit report too but here we are making a comparison of a tradition that has been broken. This municipality is coming out of an abyss and as management we need to improve the momentum where pru-dent planning is done within the lines of what is within the coffers. In a nutshell every department must cut its cloth according to what it has on the table”.
In the past the community of Ga-Segon-yana municipality has been crying foul about the state of the results that, in most cases, were kept a secret because they were indeed an embarrassment.