Six out of ten Gauteng departments have clean audits, despite the issues at Thembisa Hospital and the major metros on the brink of collapse. eNCA reports that Premier Panyaza Lesufi hosted an event on Wednesday that recognised provincial government departments for appropriately managing their finances.
The education department in the province received the most accolades, recording a clean audit for the first time in 10 years. With the second biggest budget of R60 billion, the premier emphasised that clean audits should be the norm.
The departments that received clean audits were:
- The Office of the Premier,
- The Provincial Legislature,
- The Department of Agriculture and Rural Development,
- The Department of Community Safety,
- The Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs and
- The Department of Education.
The premier said that the awards were a testament to the hard work of the officials in these departments. He also acknowledged that the province still had challenges. However, he said the government was committed to addressing them.
The premier urged other departments to follow the example of those that had received clean audits. He said that it was essential to use public funds effectively and efficiently.
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