Rustenburg: The Bokone Bophirima Provincial Government has established a Provincial Consequence Management Committee to deal with cases of unauthorized, irregular and fruitless expenditure as raised in the provincial Auditor General’s report.
This was pronounced today, Thursday, 03 November 2016 by Premier Supra Mahumapelo, while addressing a media briefing on the resolutions taken by the recently held Bokone Bophirima Executive Council (EXCO).
Mahumapelo said the committee will be constituted by experts in fields such as Legal, Audit and Finance, who are not government officials.
“Key to the committee’s responsibilities will be to investigate cases that lead the province to obtain negative audits, and make recommendations to the Premier to take action against officials engaging in non-compliance processes.
“It is high time that consequences for not using tax payers’ money well are put in place”, emphasised Premier Mahumapelo who urged the media to also make it their responsibility to educate members of the public about the meaning of unauthorized, irregular and fruitless expenditure, saying these are often wrongly classified as acts of corruption.
Premier told the media that the provincial government will soon make public names of members of the newly established provincial consequence management committee.