EKURHULENI CLINCHES FOUR AWARDS FOR CLEAN GOVERNANCE FROM SALGA
The City of Ekurhuleni recently scooped four awards for Excellent Governance at the Inaugural Municipal Audit Awards by the South African Local Government Association (SALGA).
The City walked away with two first place for the 2021/22 financial year clean audit outcome and for good record keeping – a critical process in the audit purposes and measuring service delivery achievements.
A second-place award was received for capital expenditure on the allocated budget and another second place for revenue collection and management.
The awards come on the back of the City’s remarkable feat of securing three consecutive clean audits.
Accepting the awards, City Manager Dr Imogen Mashazi said, “I receive these awards with great honour and humility. We all know that it is never easy to achieve and maintain a clean audit in local government. However, as the City, we have always made this one of our key targets and managed to achieve it.
“We are proud to have received three consecutive clean audit opinions from the Auditor General and remain determined to maintain the status quo going forward, ” said Dr Mashazi.
The Audit Committee conducts quarterly reviews of internal processes and interrogates the City’s performance to ensure that the administration remains committed to improving the controls. The oversight from the Audit Committee also contributes to the effectiveness of the turnaround strategy, which has translated to positive audit outcomes, explained Dr Mashazi.