Municipal Auditor Pablo Rikgu analyzed and monitored the information related to the fiscal year 2020 closure file for Mayor Fabio Stefani’s administration and concluded that there were no irregularities. Although he explained that there is a lack of information from the Ministry of Economy to explain some differences between the expenditures implemented last year and the approved budget.
Board members refused to close the fiscal year 2020 presented by Stephanie’s management at Wednesday’s session. In the statement they released, they raised some doubts regarding the games. Consultative Council Chair David Tresense Ripoll explained in an interview with AVC Noticias that they were based on a report prepared by the PRO team from Neuquén. For this reason, Deputy Mayor Luciano Villalba came out to explain that there is no shortage of funds and that the discrepancies that councilors had warned had been explained by restructuring the original budget last year from the pandemic caused by the novel coronavirus.
In his opinion, Rikkijo stated that he had reviewed the documents presented in File 64-SE-2021 “Close of Fiscal Year 2020”. Descriptive memory 2020, the balance sheet at the end of the fiscal year 2020, the balance of the amounts and balances corresponding to the close of the fiscal year 2020, the state of the treasury at the end of the fiscal year 2020, the state of calculating the resources by item by the end of the fiscal year 2020, the statement of the expenditure budget for the component at the end of the fiscal year 2020, the position statement Financial and the restructuring bill at the end of the fiscal year 2020 corresponding to the fiscal year ending on December 31, 2020.
“I believe that the elements of judgment that I obtained during the various surveys conducted throughout the year under study provide me with a sufficient and sufficient basis for preparing this opinion, taking into account the application of various procedures according to the existing rules and regulations in force in order to assess the reasonableness of the expenditures incurred,” said Rikijo. .
Based on the powers and duties of this audit, listed in Article 282 of the Municipal Charter of Villa La Angostura, I can indicate that, in principle, I have not discovered violations or signs of financial mismanagement. I warn, at first glance, of some differences that have been detailed Below is between receivable and budgeted, “the reviewer emphasized.
In opinion, Rikkijo stated that the total budget income received during the year 2020 was 690.964.528 pesos worth 55 cents. He indicated that there is a 7% increase in terms of the resources obtained in 2019.
He pointed out that the source of these resources is 34.81% of current transfers, followed by the municipality, 29.76%.
“You can see an increase in the tax revenue of the original municipality compared to 2019 by 14%, which, as stated in the report, has seen steady growth in recent years. Rikijo assured that municipal tax collection accounts for 73% of the total income of this category.
He pointed out that “out of the total accumulated expenditures, public services represent 33%, which is the highest percentage in relation to total expenditures.”
“In the second place is expenditures related to social development, in the range of 13.7%,” he said. The auditor said, “They maintain a certain consistency with respect to previous years.”
“This is reasonable in terms of the importance of society ensuring both basic public services and social assistance necessary for human development within the framework of justice and social integration, as stipulated in the Organic Charter (…) above all in the context of a pandemic such as what happened,” he stated Checker.
It should be noted that social development has increased its assistance to families in the town that have led to a deterioration in their conditions as a result of the epidemic caused by the Covid-19 virus, which required measures by municipal authorities to mitigate its repercussions. The social policies that have been introduced. ”He emphasized that these policies“ were monitored regularly and continuously by the municipality’s audit. ”
“On the other hand, it is observed that about 60% of the expenditures are related to personnel expenditures,” said Rikigo.
In addition, it confirmed in its opinion that the draft decree referring to the restructuring of the budget for the fiscal year 2020 has been noted that in the case of Point 1, it refers to the expenditures in the audit staff totaling 939,443 pesos, which have not been accrued from the budget since it was reallocated in the said project. “.
“The same thing happens with the concert expenditures itself, which absorb the Citizenship Secretariat and the Ombudsman’s Office,” he said.
He stressed, “We are also waiting for a response regarding the formation of the subsequent allocation of the corresponding items and the reasons for their original budget, in addition to the procedures for collecting expenditures already implemented.”
He pointed out, “I cannot find information regarding the accumulation and / or reallocation of the amount of 34,085,746 pesos corresponding to the item of personnel expenditures in the account of the Ministry of Economy, Land Registry and Public Works, we have only discovered the reallocation of 8,507,372 pesos.” “Having said this, we are also waiting for a bigger response from the Ministry of Economy,” he said.
He said that the review would require the Ministry of Economy to submit a report on the request and / or allocation of 117,600,000 pesos in the budget for the implementation of public works, of which only 4,154,031 are due. In the opinion, he indicated that only 99,784,731 pesos had been reallocated, according to the budget restructuring project.
“In my opinion, the attached balance sheet reasonably presents, in all its important aspects, the economic situation on December 31, 2020, as well as the budget and statement of resource account corresponding to the fiscal year ending on that date, in accordance with Article 267 of the Basic Charter of Municipalities,” he emphasized.
He explained, “Nevertheless, a response is awaited by the deliberations held by the deliberation council to expand this opinion.”
“Ergo, it was recognized that in the short term, this regulator may also request, through an official memorandum of the portfolio of the economy, the aforementioned requirements related to the current closure of the fiscal year 2020,” he said.
In his opinion, he explained that the review “does not approve or reject the practice, as it is issued only in relation to the data presented therein and is satisfied with issuing a purely technical opinion.”