Midvaal Local Muncipality received a clean audit award and the most stable municipality award from South African Local Government Association yesterday at Parktonian Hotel, Braamfontein, Johannesburg.

This honour is awarded to municipalities and public entities that received an unqualified audit with no other findings (clean audit) for 2018/19 financial year. The audit outcome confirms that the municipality’s financials are reliable, compliant and on par with legislation and reporting performance standard.

Executive Mayor, Bongani Baloyi said he is pleased with the way the municipality spent its allocated resources and emphasised the importance of constantly improving internal processes.

The award ceremony attended by mayor’s, councillor’s and municipal managers from municipalities around Gauteng Province, serves to acknowledge those who are doing their best in their respective municipalities in the midst of challenges.

Their achievements should inspire other municipalities to emulate and exemplify good governance.

“Clean audits are a standard to uphold but don’t mean anything if they do not translate into a tangible difference in our resident’s lives. We are committed in ensuring that the welfare of the people of Midvaal is not compromised and delivery is in our priority list,” said Baloyi.

Receiving a clean audit is no easy task, and the people of Midvaal are earnestly grateful for the recognition. Proper procurement processes need to be followed as this plays a major role in determining if a municipality receives a clean audit.

The municipality will continue to hold its employees and its political custodians accountable while promoting ethical and stable governance.