JOHANNESBURG: The newly appointed Board of the NYDA has achieved its first clean audit since assuming office last year.
According to the statement issued by the Agency, “the National Youth Development Agency (NYDA) has received a fourth successive clean audit opinion. This is the first clean audit outcome under the new Board of Directors, led by the Executive Chairperson, Mr. Sifiso Mtsweni.”
The clean audit comes after the youth agency held successful events, where it celebrated the June Month across the country and hosted its first BRICS Youth Summit.
The Summit which was held under the theme: “Radical Economic Transformation – Making the New Development Bank Work for the Youth” crafted “a paradigm that is mutually beneficial to all five nations”, impacting on the lives of citizens.
Speaking during the BRICS Youth Summit, Mtsweni said: “The BRICS Youth Summit presents us with an opportunity to further accelerate youth development in line with the National Development Plan Vision 2030, which articulates that ICT will underpin the development of a dynamic and connected information society and a vibrant knowledge economy that is more inclusive and prosperous.”
“Our government will establish a 4th Industrial Revolution Commission to make recommendations on the immediate, medium, and long-term priorities and goals for society as a whole, especially for young people,” he said.
Meanwhile, Mtsweni always maintained that the Agency will work tirelessly to improve the lives of young people. In a report issued by the Auditor-General South Africa (AGSA), it “affirms the Board’s commitment to maintaining clean governance and a high-performance culture. It also provides a clear indication of strides by the agency to fulfil its mandate,” read the statement.
“We thank members of the Board, Chief Executive Officer, Executive and Senior Management staff and all employees for yet another success. Achieving a successive clean audit demonstrate the willingness and the readiness of young people to lead government agencies to the best interest of South Africa,” added Mtsweni.