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Delayed finance submissions a concern: Wycliffe

January 30, 2018 6:45 pm

The Local Government Ministry continues to battle with the delayed submissions of financial reports from the thirteen municipal councils in the country.

This was revealed by Permanent Secretary, Joshua Wycliffe during the Parliamentary Public Accounts Committee meeting.

Wycliffe says the Ministry has put in new policies to improve this issue.

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“There is a performance framework and a legislative framework as well, where all Councils have their financial reporting done by a certain set date in a year. It’s a three point approach with the legislation, performance and partnering up with an agency.”

Wycliffe adds the Ministry has introduced a new time-line for the Councils to submit their reports.

The PS says the finance unit is to ensure that all accounts are up-to-date and presented to the Auditor General’s Office before the 31st of July.

He adds this is to ensure by March next year the accounts are presented to the relative organizations for further action.

The Local Government has made changes to the financial year, which now ends on July 31st.

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