Gauteng Premier David Makhura has referred alleged financial irregularities in the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development to the Special Investigating Unit (SIU).
The department’s internal audit and the provincial treasury’s report raised problems regarding a prepayment of R26‑million made to Enviro Mobi for the supply of motorised three-wheelers.
The provincial treasury deemed the contract irregular because Enviro Mobi had not provided the mandatory costing for the three-year period of the project, and the department had not fully budgeted for the project.
“As the head of this administration, I am committed to fight corruption and maladministration and ensure that ours is a clean and accountable government,” Makhura said.
The Premier recently held meetings with MECs and Heads of Department (HODs) to discuss various forensic investigation reports that were never acted upon by departments.
The Premier ordered that all reports of forensic investigations be referred to the SIU for further investigation and action. – SAnews.gov.za