NATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS AUTHORITY INAUGURATES AUDIT SUB-COMMITTEE

In accordance with  Section 86 of the Public Financial Management Act, 2016 (Act 921), a five-member audit sub-committee has been inaugurated to ensure proper and effective financial management practices at the National Communications Authority (NCA).

 

The committee, chaired by Mr. J. F. Odartey Blankson, comprises representatives from the Internal Audit Agency (IAA), Institute of Chartered Accountants, Ghana (ICAG), National Media Commission (NMC) and the NCA board.

 

Other members of the committee are Mr. Benjamin Adjetey, representing from the IAA, Mr. Ofori Henneh Frimpong, representing ICAG, Mrs. Susan Barbara A. Kumapley, representing the NCA Board, and a representative from the National Media Commission (NMC).

 

Inaugurating the committee in Accra, yesterday, Mr. Ransford Adjei, Acting Director General, IAA, charged the Committee to function according to their mandatory roles and responsibilities as stipulated in Act 921 to ensure that  management of NCA pursued the implementation of  recommendations contained in both the internal and external auditors report  as well as parliament’s decision on Auditor-General’s report.

 

Mr Adjei advised the committee to work diligently to achieve its laid down objectives as their efforts would contribute to the development of the NCA and Mother Ghana as a whole.

 

In a statement, the Director-General of NCA, Mr Joe Anokye, acknowledged the importance of setting up the Audit Committee and gave the assurance that the Board and Management of the Authority would ensure that the committee was provided with  all the resources needed to execute its functions.

 

Section 86 of Act 921 requires that all government institutions establish audit committees.

 

Members  of  the  Committee  are to  hold  office  for  a  period  not  exceeding  two years  and  are  eligible  for  re-appointment  but  a  member  shall not be appointed for more than two terms.

 

Source: ISD (G.D. Zaney)