The MEC for Finance, Economic Development and Tourism, Hon Mac Jack, has lauded the efforts of the Northern Cape Provincial Treasury, Northern Cape Liquor Board and Northern Cape Tourism Authority for the attainment of a clean audit outcome for three consecutive financial years.
The Northern Cape PFMA Audit Outcomes for the 2017/18 financial year were made public during the Auditor General’s roadshow in Kimberley. The Audit Outcome saw the Department of Economic Development and Tourism (DEDaT, joining the pack in this current financial year, by bagging the clean audit award for achieving an Unqualified Audit with no findings.
“The Northern Cape Treasury has been leading by example for years, which is a perfect example. I still maintain that, as a department we need to continue ensuring the effective management and monitoring of financial resources, facilitation of credible budget processes that respond to the socio-economic needs of our province and provision of support and guidance in ensuring that the province achieves and maintains clean administration,” said MEC Jack.
MEC Jack also welcomed DEDaT’s Audit findings. “It took years of sacrifices and hard work for DEDaT to be where it is today. However, we should be mindful of the fact that we cannot rejoice the attainment of a clean audit which is achieved by sitting in our air-conditioned offices without delivering services to our people on the ground,” he said. MEC Jack said the entities such as NCTA and NCLB, who received a clean audit outcome, are a testimony of clean governance advocated by public entities.
“They have demonstrated discipline as well as accountability and this should serve as an example and a motivation to other entities as well. I encourage them to work harder in order to achieve our goals in shaping and changing the lives of our people for the better,” Jack concluded.