Johannesburg - Financial controls in government departments
and municipalities were slackening, Auditor General Terence Nombembe
More than half of government departments were unable to
provide "credible and quality information" in their financial
reports, Business Day reported on Tuesday.
This threatened the government's ability to carry out its
Only 43% of national departments achieved clean audits, and
only 18% of municipalities, the AG told a public sector forum, convened by the
Institute of Internal Auditors, on Monday.
Supply chain management regulations were adhered to by only
43% of national departments and 22% of municipalities.
Accountant General Freeman Nomvalo said for the last three
years government departments had doubled their irregular expenditure annually,
which created opportunities for public officials to loot funds.
"It opens the way for tender-rigging to become the
order of the day."
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