MEDIA STATEMENT: Release of the Auditor-General’s first special report on flood relief funds
POSTED ON: September 1, 2022 IN by Admin
BLSA welcomes the release of the Auditor-General’s First Special Report on Flood Relief Funds issued on 31 August 2022. Although the report’s findings demonstrate concerning shortcomings in government’s capacity to respond expeditiously to humanitarian interventions, business is encouraged by the excellent quality of the work emanating from the Auditor-General.
According to BLSA CEO, Busi Mavuso, “the Auditor-General serves a fundamental role in our constitutional democracy, holding government to account and providing invaluable insights into the efficacy of our state institutions. We are heartened by the AG’s ongoing, independent outputs that speak truth to power with neither fear nor favour. This is indeed an organ of state that all South Africans should take great pride in. We commend, in particular, Auditor-General Tsakani Maluleke’s capable stewardship of this critical pillar of our state apparatus.”
BLSA notes with regret the shortcomings in our responses to the recent devastating floods and hopes that the AG’s report will catalyse improvements to both immediate and systemic processes to provide the necessary humanitarian relief and form the basis for expeditious
rebuilding of affected areas.
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Internal Communications and Media Relations Manager
Tel: 011 356 4650 / 076 538 8502
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