Gauteng reduces fruitless and wasteful expenditure

Gauteng reduces fruitless and wasteful expenditure

The Gauteng provincial government believes it is winning the war on waste.

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Delivering her mid-term budget speech in the legislature, Finance MEC Barbara Creecy reported a drastic reduction in fruitless and wasteful expenditure.


Creecy says 60 percent of Gauteng departments and agencies obtained clean audits.


"Last year the Gauteng provincial government dramatically reduced fruitless and wasteful expenditure, including interest paid on overdue accounts and litigation settlements by 93 percent from R415 million the previous year to R29 million in the 2015/2016 financial year," says Creecy.

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Creecy made it clear that there is no tolerance for flouting supply chain management rules, adding that she's very pleased with the manner in which MEC's have managed to save and spend money wisely.


"You don't save almost R1 billion if you have some that are not pulling their weight. I think Team Gauteng is doing a good job," says Creecy.

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