The National Assembly has passed the Public Audit Amendment Bill without any objections.

The Bill seeks to strengthen the powers of the Auditor General.

Currently, the Auditor General has no authority to take remedial action against those responsible for fruitless and wasteful expenditure.

Deputy Speaker Lechesa Tsenoli says the Bill will now be sent to the National Council of Provinces (NCOP).

“Are there any objections to the Bill being read the second time? No objections agreed to. The Bill will be sent to the National Council of Provinces for concurrence.”