|Audit Service Lauded|
|Saturday, 21 August 2010 08:02|
The Minister for Finance and Economic Planning, Hon. Kwabena Duffuor, has lauded Ghana Audit Service for providing reports that have been very helpful in addressing administrative challenges and improving good governance in government.
Dr. Duffuor noted that the Audit Service has provided oversight function through the evaluation of performance of government institutions and agencies.
compliance to policy and legislation, and the availability of adequate procedures and internal controls to manage risks.
He said this at a grand durbar, organised by the Audit Service to highlight its centenary anniversary celebration, in Accra yesterday.
He explained that, frequent auditing of public institutions and agencies, is an indispensable mechanism for achieving transparency on how public funds have been used and what value was obtained from the use of such funds.
He called on the citizenry to hold government accountable on its policies, programmes, resource management, and service delivery.
Mr. Duffuor noted that, the Ghana Audit Service has been the institution whose work focuses on good governance and accountability in the public sector.
The Auditor General, Mr. Richard Q. Quartey, said the Audit Service of Ghana has played an important role in public sector financial management from the colonial era through the time of self-rule, political independence and attainment of the republican status.
Source: ISD (Antoinette Mintah)