Tabling the 2023/24 at the Provincial Legislature, MEC for Finance Motlalepula Rosho indicated that Treasury registered significant progress in the 2023/24 financial year.
MEC Rosho informed the Legislature that various municipal support programmes have been implemented. These include the deployment of Provincial Executive Representatives (PER) and Provincial Municipalities Financial Recovery Services teams to assist with the implementation of interim rescue plans and development of the financial recovery plans. The PERs act on behalf of the Executive Council. They were placed at Naledi, Tswaing, Madibeng, Ramotshere Moiloa, Ditsobotla, Kgetlengrivier local municipalities as well as Dr Ruth Segomotsi District Municipality to provide strategic leadership and guidance for the implementation Financial Recovery Plans. The PER’s have been appointed for period of three (03) years.
The technical financial management support to all departments and entities the initiatives targeted to improve the number of departments achieving clean audits in the province is making steady progress and that it has been expanded to include an additional department whilst also targeting public entities.
“Through the Office of the Provincial Accountant General, we shall continue to provide financial management oversight and support to all departments and public entities on accounting, audit, risk management, reviewing of financial statements and monitoring of the post audit action plans for improved audit outcomes,” she said.
“Plans are also afoot to establish a Call Centre which deals with 30-day payments queries and supply chain management practices complaints. The call centre is expected to be operational in the 2024/2025 financial year. “Notwithstanding the fact that the call centre is not yet operational, Provincial Treasury continues to monitor the performance of departments on 30-day payments through quarterly reports that are processed through the Executive Council,” stated Rosho.
Issued by North West Provincial Treasury
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