GCC audit makes headway with cases


Gaborone City Council (GCC) Mayor Father Maphongo recently told councilors during a full council meeting that since assuming office in 2019, the audit committee had 34 outstanding Internal Audit queries brought forward.

“As of today, the committee has managed to close 14 of those outstanding queries and is remaining with 20. At this pace, I am certain that by the end of May 2022, 20% of the remaining queries will be closed. The audit committee also managed to adhere to its planned audits and performed special ones. The audit committee assisted the council to recover some lost monies.

These achievements were not without challenges. Amongst these challenges were the bureaucratic processes of disciplining the officers who have been transferred out of Gaborone City Council and recovering lost funds from these officers,” Maphongo said. In addition, he said despite all the challenges, audits that unearthed issues of corruption or theft have been reported and are currently held by the investigating agencies of government being the Directorate on Corruption and Economic Crime (DCEC) and the Botswana Police Service.

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