We believe that the core of the problem is a lack of responsibility. The Public Finance Management Act provides steps that should be taken by accounting officers to investigate irregular, fruitless, wasteful and unauthorised expenditure in order to determine whether any official is liable and to recover the money if liability can be proven. The problem is that most of the auditees did not implement adequate control measures in response to the previous year’s transgressions. On the other side the Auditor-General says that they do not investigate the matters, because it is the role of the accounting officers and supervisory bodies.
AfriForum encourages the public to support the organisation’s petition against the misappropriation of allocated tax money by signing the petition
I hereby support and sign the letter against the misappropriation of allocated tax money to be submitted to National Treasury.