Index Cacadu District Municipality launches guideline for the effective implementation of Supply Chain Management Policy
Date Added: 13 December 2012

The Cacadu District Municipality today launched a practical guideline for the effective implementation of supply chain management policy, leading the way on effective financial and institutional governance within government.

The guideline, which took a year to finalise, is the result of a partnership formed between the Cacadu District Municipality, National and Eastern Cape Provincial Treasury and the German Development Cooperation (GiZ). The Practical Guideline for the Implementation of Municipal Supply Chain Management Policy is aimed at providing a revised supply chain management policy for municipalities, which comply with the requirements of the Constitution, the Preferential Procurement Policy Framework Act and its regulations, the Municipal Finance Management Act and Municipal Supply Chain Management Regulations. It furthermore aims to enhance the understanding of supply chain management processes and procedures and its inextricable link to long term quality service delivery, human capital development and associated socio economic growth.

“As the Cacadu District Municipality, I am proud to be at forefront of better financial management in government. We believe that the guideline will eventually be used as a tool by other district and local municipalities to enhance financial accountability and ultimately improve the lives of citizens through better service delivery,” said Executive Mayor, Khunjuzwa Eunice Kekana while addressing the gathering in Port Elizabeth.

During the launch, each Local Municipality, falling within the jurisdiction of the Cacadu District Municipality, received a copy of the document. Initially, the Cacadu District will serve as a pilot project for the implementation of the guidelines. Thereafter, depending on the success of the project, National Treasury intends to make the document available on a national front.

The Cacadu District Municipality has achieved an unqualified audit report for six consecutive years and is striving for a clean audit in the 2013/2014 financial year.