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Clean Audit for George Municipality, four years in a row

Clean Audit for George Municipality, four years in a row

George Municipality has as its vision - A city for a Sustainable Future – and the strategic goal of Good governance features strongly in achieving this vision. It is therefore with pride that the Executive Mayor of George, Ald. Charles Standers announced this week that George Municipality has achieved a clean audit for the fourth year in a row.

“A strong vision for George has enabled the achievement of a fourth consecutive Clean Audit Report for the financial year ending 30 June 2015. This performance shows that we have succeeded in practising, incorporating and institutionalizing the principles and procedures to maintain our fiscal discipline and stability. The municipality is not only staying on track but starting to show leadership in good governance,” said Ald. Standers.

CFO for George , Mr Keith Jordaan said that the annual clean audit opinion received from the Office of the Auditor General not only indicates that George Municipality as an organisation has effective management systems and proper internal controls in place but also has effectively maintained them over the past 4 years.

Councillor Leon Van Wyk, Portfolio Councillor for Financial Services echoed the CFO’s comments and said that the municipality and council are very proud of the achievement of a fourth successive clean audit. We need to thank all our dedicated staff members across the organization who have made this possible.

“The management and staff truly want George to be a star performer. The disciplines mastered in achieving clean audits need to be translated into ensuring that municipalities upgrade their strategies to ensure ongoing high levels of service delivery for communities, maintenance of infrastructure, financial sustainability, the facilitation of economic opportunities and appropriate governance systems. George has remained resilient while too many other municipalities are floundering. George therefore needs to demonstrate leadership in taking local government to a new level. “

Trevor Botha, Municipal Manager highlighted the commitment of the staff to deliver services of a high quality, as well as their dedication towards good governance and compliance with legislation. George Municipality is proud of our achievement and thank all of our personnel that work so tirelessly to ensure that it functions so well.