The Tourism Department obtains a clean audit report.

Posted by Gugu on Thu November 17, 2016 in Responsible Tourism & Environmental News.

The Department of Tourism has obtained a clean report for the year 2015/2016. This is great news for the department because it shows that they are compliant and do not misuse the funds meant to uplift the public.

Auditor General Kimi Makwetu declared that there has been a little improvement in audit outcomes towards the spheres of government namely; the national and the provincial. The audit report completed covers a total of 484 audits made up of 169 national and provincial government departments. Public entities make up of 315 with a total of R1.2 trillion for the year.

Auditor General Makwetu said, it was reassuring to note that a number of auditees received financial unqualified opinions with no findings, of which means they had received clean audits. There has been an overall increase of clean audits from 122 in 2013 to 152 in 2015 and 2016.

According to the findings contained in the auditors general report, national departments that obtained a clean audit include the Department of Tourism, Department of Energy, Parliament of the Republic of South Africa, Social Development, Statistics SA, Public service and Administration, Department of Communication, Department of planning, Monitoring and Evaluation, Department of Sport and Recreation, and the Government communication and Information System.

The Tourism Department has made meaningful contributions to reducing poverty by ensuring that they provide employment, and this has led to a significant growth to the economy. The Department of Tourism takes pride in assisting the efforts to the creation of a better South Africa and it aims to increase the domestic tourism by increasing the number of domestic trips by March 2018.

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