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Johannesburg - The North West health department has received a clean audit from the Auditor General for the 2012/13 financial year, it said on Wednesday.
“The achievement happened after a vigorous fight to address all the reported findings that led to qualification last financial year (2011/12) and effective implementation of the audit recommendations,” spokesman Tebogo Lekgethwane said in a statement.
Problems, such as payment of creditors, procurement and management of contracts, and unauthorised expenditure, were highlighted by Auditor General Terence Nombembe for the 2012/13 year as needing urgent attention.
Lekgethwane said these problems were being addressed.
“Extensive resources have now been put behind payment of suppliers, especially pharmaceutical supplies, since they are the biggest consumer of the departmental allocation.”
The department has been allocated R7.6 billion for the 2013/14 financial year.