In a presentation to the National Council of Provinces (NCOP) during a virtual briefing session last week, the office of the Auditor-General (AG) presented the outcomes of municipal audits for the 2018-19 financial year.
Twenty-seven of 30 Western Cape municipalities were awarded unqualified financial audits. All councils of these municipalities are DA-led.
The Democratic Alliance (DA) in Prince Albert congratulates the Prince Albert Municipality for achieving yet another unqualified financial audit in the last three years. “Where the DA governs, whether in a coalition as in Prince Albert or in an outright majority, we are committed to sound financial management and good governance,” said MP Okkie Terblanche, DA Constituency Head for Prince Albert.
The DA is also in coalition in the Central Karoo District Municipality (CKDM), under the leadership of Executive Mayor, Dr Annelie Rabie. In August 2016, following the local government elections, the DA coalition took over a CKDM in an unhealthy financial situation and with questions about financial irregularities.
The DA in Prince Albert also commends the Central Karoo District Municipality (CKDM) for the substantial improvements in its financial management and its improved liquidity in the last two years. The CKDM achieved an unqualified audit with findings.