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DPLGA launches Audit Committee

By Marrian Rema

Department of Provincial and Local Level Government Affairs (DPLGA) has finally launched its independent audit committee, as required by law for the purpose of accountability.

Acting Secretary for DPLGA Dickson Guina said the establishment of the committee had been an agenda for the past three years and thanked the Office of the Auditor-General.

“I want to thank the office of Auditor- General for its guidance and support to comply with Finance Act to strengthen its accountability,” said Mr Guina.

Audit function is an important management tool and a process of maintain accountability.

As a requirement under Section 9 of the Public Finances (Management) Act, the Department of Finance is encouraging the establishment of internal audit functions and audit committees in all government agencies.

The Office of the Auditor-General is confident that the DPLGA’s overall performance will relate to the following: enduring effective auditing and reporting that will contributively to the management; effective implementation of both external and internal audit findings and recommendations which will add value in the process of effective management, use and proper accountability of the scare resources allocated to the Department by the Government; ensure strict compliance with the legal requirements and the use and reporting of public funds allocated to the Department.

Secretary for Finance Dr Ken Ngangan, who was also present during the launch, says Audit helps public to do the right thing and “we must embrace it and see it as a kind of investigative approach.

Secretary for Finance, Dr Ken Ngangan

“So far we have 42 establishments of audit committees throughout government agencies at the national level ,and connecting with provinces, Local level governments and other entities,” said Dr Ngangan


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