Greater Letaba Mayor ignores public finance law

Jacques Smalle MP DA Limpopo Provincial Leader The DA will approach the MEC for Co-Operative Governance to take actions against the Mayor of Greater Letaba Municipality (GLM), Godfrey Modjadji for his refusal to address over R8 million worth of public money irregularly spent. The Auditor General indicates in the latest financial statements of the municipality that R8.2 million was spent contrary to public finance law. According to the Municipal Finance Management Act (MFMA), issues raised by the Auditor General must be addressed and the Mayor must ensure compliance by the Municipality with this subsection. During the Council meeting held last Friday (22 March 2013), the Mayor failed to account for this R8.2 million and now seems intent on sweeping it under the carpet. The Mayor’s behaviour is uncalled for and unacceptable as he is abusing his powers as the Mayor. Failure to address issues of irregular expenditure during the council meeting proves that ANC is not willing to be transparent in the financial affairs of the Municipality. The DA will once again approach the MEC Motsepe on the failure of GLM and the Mayor for not abiding by the regulation set up in the MFMA and the Municipal Systems act.

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