AG's service delivery audits reveal shocking failures

Auditor General Kimi Makwetu has released three performance audit reports dealing with pharmaceuticals, water infrastructure and urban renewal projects.

According to EWN reporter, Barry Bateman, Makwetu identified four key areas lacking in the management of these three projects.

  1. Leadership and oversight

  2. funding

  3. Project management and operations

  4. Intergovernmental co-ordination

In pharmaceuticals Makwetu said there was no control of stock.

We had losses due to stock that was not kept in proper temperatures and away from sunlight.

Barry Bateman, EWN reporter

60% of these facilities were dispensing medicine to patients without recording patients' details and the medicine being dispensed.

Barry Bateman, EWN reporter

Listen to EWN's Barry Bateman below to hear more about the performance audit reports released by Auditor General..

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