Clean audits still elude departments

GOVERNMENT departments and other public entities have barely improved their financial management in the past five years, with only seven out of 505 getting clean audits this year.

GOVERNMENT departments and other public entities have barely improved their financial management in the past five years, with only seven out of 505 getting clean audits this year.

This is a slight improvement from the four departments that got clean audits in 2004.

Auditor-general Terence Nombembe yesterday told Parliament that "the momentum is far too slow and an injection of serious efforts is required".

When the auditor-general's office began comparing the past five years' audit results, they thought the 2004-2005 results would be worse than the latest results.

"But we were surprised to find they were not much different" said Nombembe.

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