Government ‘loses’ R35 billion more than last year to irregular spending
by Gerhard Jacobs in NEWS
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More then R62 billion is unaccounted for in the last financial year, according to Auditor-General Kim Makwetu… that’s a whole lotta Nkandlas!
Sketchy spending of public money by national and provincial government departments soared from R27 billion in the 2012/13 financial year to more than R62 billion in the 2013/14 financial year. That’s a hell of a lot of money to be wasting folks.
Problem is, they’re not just wasting any money on fast food, expensive cars, irregular tenders handed out to their mates and porn downloads; they’re wasting OUR money.
This was revealed in auditor-general Kimi Makwetu’s report for the 2013-2014 financial year, which was tabled in parliament yesterday. Yes, the ANC and EFF found time to calm down for a moment so that some actual work can be done before year-end.
The report clearly shows that “72% of government departments and public entities were ignoring or not complying with laws that govern the spending of taxpayers’ money, such as the Public Finance Management Act.”
“It was worrying that 309 national and provincial government departments and entities were responsible for R62.7-billion in irregular expenditure, which meant there had been deliberate flouting of the law for what could be sinister reasons,” said Makwetu.
Makwetu singled out Limpopo, KwaZulu-Natal, Gauteng and the Eastern Cape as the big spenders, with their combined wastage and theft sitting well over R10 billion.
The besieged Department of Transport and its National Roads Agency accounted for more than R3-billion in irregular spending. Ai toll… I mean, tog.
Of all the municipalities and provinces audited, only 119 departments and public entities received clean audits in the past financial year; with the Western Cape coming out as the most effectively run province in South Africa.
Laat diegene wat met hierdie skuim in een land wil woon so doen - die Boere gaan waai en op hulle eie saam met mense woon wat gerespekteer kan word in 'n land waar leiers en persone in hoe posisies gerespekteer word en nie uitgelag word nie!!