South Africa: MEC for Sport, Arts and Culture Nakedi Kekana has urged municipalities to ensure that they move to attain clean audits and exceptional financial health.
Giving the Keynote address at the SALGA gala dinner at the 2Ten Hotel in Thohoyandou, Limpopo, the MEC drew the attention of the councillors to the fact that better planning leads to the implementation of effective reporting on performance in a credible manner.
“I am of the view that with the Limpopo Executive Strategic Plan, with the Focus on Treasury regulations that envisions excellence in public resource management for sustainable socio-economic development should be kept in mind when you engage her colleagues, so that there be strengthening of good governance and sound public resource management for sustainable service delivery, and on the same breath, bring the attainment of what this very august house looks achieve at the end of its term. Sustainable growth and effective service delivery,” said the MEC.
The MEC further called on the councillors to Implement consequence management as recommended by regulations so that others can see that not delivering on one’s expected work is a punishable offence. With that focus, she says one will be able to turn the tide around, and Municipalities can get good audit opinions.
The MEC joined in on LEDET MEC Rogers Monama, Mayors and other stakeholders signing a pledge to good governance.
On the same day, MEC for Sport, Arts and Culture DSAC Management welcomes Malesela ‘King’ Mokonyama as he successfully completes his remarkable 700km centenary walk to honour and commemorate Nelson Mandela Day.
On the 5th of July, he set out on an incredible journey, commencing from Polokwane Smelters, and the path led him through to N1, R101, N11, and then R521 via all days to Musina. And today, he triumphantly concluded his walk.
The primary objective of the work is to celebrate Tata Madiba’s legacy while raising funds for a sports complex in his community.