COGTA Portfolio Committee holds its First Section 132 Meetings with KZN Municipalities
On 07 July 2022, COGTA Portfolio Committee is conducting its inaugural Section 132 meetings with municipalities under uMgungundlovu District to consider the 2021/2022 Municipal Audit Outcomes as presented by the Auditor-General’s Office after conducting the audit of all KZN municipalities.
The Section 132 Hearings are being conducted in line with Municipal Finance Management Act (MFMA), which governs the management of municipal finances. The committee has resolved to hold meetings with worst performing municipalities in KZN which have received adverse audits, disclaimer audits and qualified audit reports in the last financial year.
Notwithstanding the poor performance by other municipalities, some have shown remarkable improvement in terms of managing their finances and other assets.
Appearing before the committee today is Umshwathi, Mpofana and Umngeni Municipalities to account on the state of their finances as well as service delivery in the communities they serve.
The hearings which are also attended by the COGTA Department, are taking place in the Legislature Chamber. Further hearings with other municipalities will be held during July.