Audit into Durban Municipality’s Covid-19 spending misses deadline

THE audit report into eThekwini Municipality’s R456 million Covid-19 spending missed its deadline with auditors citing “non-compliance” as one of many principal points.

The spending covers the four-month interval between late March and July when the nation was in a tough lockdown as a result of Covid-19 pandemic.

In keeping with a report introduced earlier than the manager council, the audit was anticipated to be accomplished by 1 October however there have been delays attributable to failure of sourcing of paperwork from the Provide Chain Administration and Operations items and incapacity to confirm expenditure experiences.

“There have been problems with non-compliance which have been recognized, enhancements required on doc administration controls, inside management deficiencies on segregation of duties, in addition to enhancements that relate to system controls,” learn the report.

Mxolisi Kaunda, mayor of eThekwini, ordered an audit report of the town’s R456 million Covid-19 invoice in August.

Talking in August, Kaunda stated the audit experiences had been within the curiosity of transparency and whether or not all Provide Administration Chain processes had been adopted within the procuring of companies and items.

In a standing report tabled at exco final week from Phumi Madlala, Performing Chief Audit Govt, it said that three of the 5 audit groups have accomplished their work.

The three accomplished draft experiences had been consolidated right into a single report for session with government administration.

“Administration has supported the audit course of and supplied root causes for findings in addition to responses on how the findings will likely be rectified,” stated the report.

The ultimate audit is predicted to be accomplished this week.