Positive feed-back from Treasury on budget

Officials of the Oudtshoorn municipal finance department are front from left Reglynn da Silva (snr clerk: assets/insurance), Tasneem Boer (PA of CFO), Sophia Swart (snr manager: financial accounting), May-Garlin du Plessis (manager: expenditure) and Jean-Claude Ladouce (manager: supply chain management). Back from left are Jo-Verda Ladouce (snr accountant: revenue enhancement), George Kersop (councillor and chairperson financial service), Gerald de Jager (CFO), Heinrich Schnautz (manager: IT), Benjamin Beukes (manager: budget and asset management) and Chris Macpherson (mayor). Photo supplied

THE Executive Mayor, Chris Macpherson, com­men­ded the Oudtshoorn Municipality’s Finance Department for a job well done following a good review issued by the Western Cape Provincial Treasury on the 2021/2022 budget of the Oudtshoorn Municipality.

Macpherson compared the Finance Department to the pivot around which everything revolves.
“It is because of your department’s knowledge and the fact that you have the interests of the municipa­lity at heart that we received such a po-sitive review. Thank you for your hard work and for being hard on all the departments to stick to their budgets.”

According to the review the municipality complied with all requirements for key areas of the budget, including the following:
• The final budget was considered for approval by Council at least 30 days before the start of the budget year and subsequently approved before the start of the budget year per sections 16 and 24 of the MFMA (Municipal Finance Management Act). The Municipality approved the final budget on 7 June 2021.

• All the relevant A-Schedules and supporting schedules were fully completed.

• The approved budget and supporting documents were placed on the municipal website per section 75 of the MFMA.

• All policies were adopted in council.

The treasury also noted that the Municipality adhered to the time frames provided in the MFMA and the MBRR concerning the approval of the budget.

It was timeously placed on the municipal website and submitted to Provincial Treasury. The Municipality is commended for the full completion of its main and supporting schedules.

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