‘Unhealthy monetary control’ in the back of government’s behind schedule IT gadget – Mogajane

 Dondo Mogajane

A forensic document right into a behind schedule nationwide IT gadget has really helpful that Treasury director common Dondo Mogajane take motion towards officers allegedly accountable for monetary mismanagement.

Treasury on Wednesday night time briefed the status committee on public accounts (Scopa) at the findings and proposals of a probe into the Built-in Monetary Control Gadget, or IFMS.

A forensic document via Nexus Forensic Services and products discovered some R300m in abnormal and permitted expenditure associated with the IFMS. Treasury as now not but had time to thought to be the responses of implicated provider suppliers.  

The IFMS, which was once authorized via Cupboard in 2005, has price the state over R1bn. It’s intended to combine the disparate monetary, human sources and provide chain control methods of presidency departments. 

Mogajane was once intended to transient the committee at the document two weeks in the past, nevertheless it had now not but been finalised.

On the time he instructed MPs that the document recommends he take motion towards sure folks and firms, however those events first want to be given a chance to view it and post feedback.

The document, in response to an investigation via Nexus Forensic Services and products, has since been made to be had to these implicated to present them a chance to reply to allegations. The committee additionally won copies of it forward of Wednesday’s assembly.

The findings via Nexus printed abnormal expenditure of R273m and unauthorised expenditure of R17.8m. 

Nexus discovered perhaps incorrect procurement processes with bidders failing to claim battle of pastime, non-compliance with provide chain control coverage and screw ups of contract control.

Abnormal expenditure

Consistent with the findings of the Nexus document, contracts have been irregularly awarded to a number of provider suppliers, that means all bills made to those provider suppliers was once abnormal, Mogajane instructed the committee on Wednesday night time. 

The Nexus document discovered that contracts have been irregularly awarded to ICT Works, leading to R165m in abnormal spending. Nexus discovered that contracts have been irregularly awarded to KPMG, Apex and Abacus, leading to abnormal spending of R69m, R8.8m and R28.4m.

Some other discovering displays that 3 provider suppliers – KPMG, Abacus and Barnstone – didn’t claim pastime in bid paperwork for tenders. Nexus really helpful that this be referred to regulation enforcement. 

“Elementary monetary control processes have been thrown out the door in some circumstances,” stated Mogajane.

“I’m really not pointing hands at someone within the document […]  they’ve a chance to reply,” he added. 

The implicated provider suppliers had till December five to present complete responses, which Treasury is but to believe. 

Nexus really helpful that the DG take motion towards implicated officers. Mogajane stated that he’ll proceed to review the document, and take additional motion the place vital.

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