FINANCIAL YEAR 2000-2001
VOTE 3 – AGRICULTURE AND ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS (2000/2001)
25. Unauthorised Expenditure: R518 720
REPORT OF THE AUDITOR-GENERAL ON THE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS OF VOTE 3 – AGRICULTURE AND ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS OF THE PROVINCIAL ADMINISTRATION OF KWAZULU-NATAL FOR 2000-2001
In paragraph 2.2.2(a) on page 27 of the above-mentioned report, the Auditor-General refers to unauthorised expenditure of R 518 720 on programme 5 for which no virement authority could be produced.
The Committee having heard and considered evidence and having determined that the expenditure of R518 720 is unauthorised, resolves as follows:
* For the Accounting Officer to submit a report to the Committee by 31 May 2003 on what disciplinary steps were taken against official/s responsible for the unauthorised expenditure; and failing any disciplinary measures taken thus far, what measures will be instituted and against whom;
* For the Accounting Officer to submit an affidavit to the Committee by 31 May 2003 detailing what the unauthorised expenditure was for; whether he/she can confirm whether the Department did in fact receive such service/product (please provide whatever documentary proof available); whether he/she can demonstrate that the government received value for money; and what measures the Department has taken to ensure that unauthorised expenditure of this nature will not occur in future.