Metro’s finance boss vows to put affairs in order


Nelson Mandela Bay’s finance boss, Trevor Harper, has vowed to turn the tide in the municipality by getting the city’s books back in order and achieving a positive audit outcome from the auditor-general next year.

This comes after the municipality was rapped over the knuckles by the auditor-general for its R768-million in irregular expenditure incurred in the 2013-14 financial year and its shambolic leave management system.

Included in the irregular expenditure picked up by the auditor-general was an amount of R27-million spent on an Integrated Public Transport System (IPTS) marketing strategy.

The auditor-general said the municipality appointed a service provider irregularly for the implementation of the marketing strategy, but IPTS project head Mhleli Tshamase said yesterday he did not agree with the auditor-general

“I have an issue with the R27-million that the auditorgeneral said was awarded irregularly because the adequate authority was granted by the erstwhile accounting officer,” he said.

-Rochelle de Kock 

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