MEDIA STATEMENT BY RAY NKONYENI MUNICIPALITY:
At the Council meeting held on Tuesday, the Auditor-General tabled a report on the audit opinion before the full Council for the financial year 2018/2019.
The Municipal Finance Management Act (MFMA) Section 126 stipulates that the Accounting Officer of a municipality (a) must prepare the Annual Financial Statements of the municipality and within two months after the end of the financial year to which those statements relate, submit the statements to the Auditor-General for auditing.
The report presented today showed that the municipality is either consistent or improved from the audit opinion received in 2017/2018 as it moved to Unqualified Audit Opinion with fewer matters for 2018/2019. In line with MFMA section 131, a Corrective Action Plan has been developed to address these matters raised by the Auditor General and they will be submitted to all oversight committees being Finance Portfolio Committee, Municipal Public Accounts Committee (MPAC), Audit Committee and Council to ensure its implementation.
Council praised the work of all stakeholders involved mainly Political and Administrative Components for working diligently and tirelessly despite the cost containment measures to achieve this outcome.