In line with his commitment to “make local government work better for the people of the province”, KZN MEC for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (Cogta) Sipho Hlomuka has applauded the good work of the staff within his department, following the announcement by the Auditor-General that KZN Cogta achieved a second consecutive clean audit for the 2020/2021 financial year.
Hlomuka believes that the latest clean audit is a reflection on the commitment the department’s HOD, Mr Thando Tubane, and staff have towards ensuring that every cent that is allocated to the department is utilised in a manner that is optimal and benefits the people of the province.
“As a department that exercises oversight over the institution of traditional leadership and the sphere of local government, we strongly believe that we have to lead by example in showing our municipalities that it is possible to achieve a clean audit and implement systems of governance that ensure that taxpayers’ monies are accounted for and utilised in a transparent manner that meets the stringent requirements of the Auditor-General,” said Hlomuka.
Speaking about the achievement of the clean audit, HOD Tubane, thanked MEC Hlomuka for the political leadership that he continues to provide in the department, which has ensured that a conducive environment for innovation, excellence is created and maintained.
Issued by the Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs