'Work hard for cleaner audits'

Frank Maponya

The Limpopo government will have to work extra hard to improve its administrative system if it hopes to receive a clean financial audit report.

This was noted by auditor-general Terence Nombembe at a media conference in Polokwane yesterday.

Nombembe is currently visiting all the provinces to give feedback on the performance of provincial administrations.

He was concerned that Limpopo, despite having achieved unqualified reports in 13 departments in last year's financial audits, did not do well in terms of improving on its shortfalls.

Nombembe identified the provincial legislature, departments of economic development, education, health, local government and housing, public works, roads and transport and provincial treasury as problematic.

The departments of agriculture, social development, sports, arts and culture, and the office of the premier, received unqualified final reports.

"Departments need to move towards clean audits reports," noted Nombembe.