The NWPCC met with executive mayors and mayors, municipal managers, MECs, heads of department and the chief financial officers in Mahikeng on Thursday, to assess the local and district municipalities' readiness to submit their statements.
For two months the provincial
The assessment gave a generally positive reflection on primarily municipalities' readiness to comply with the Auditor General's due date.
North West Premier Supra Mahumapelo, who is the Chairperson of the
Premier Mahumapelo said it was important to audit municipalities' finance human capacity.
"We cannot forever rely on the consultants for preparation of our financial statements."
He said the province would ensure the centralisation of some of the critical functions such as finance, engineering and information and communications technology, with a view to build strong capacity at a district level
This approach will assist local municipalities to address system challenges as raised by the Auditor General in previous years.
Added to this, the provincial government will put in place extra measures to reinforce the work of the municipalities, in line with the strategic vision of rebranding, repositioning and renewal of the province.
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