July 26, 2018

Vice Chairman of the Special Budget Committee, Haruna Iddrisu is advocating for the Auditor General to have a seat in Parliament House.

According to him, Parliament remains the Auditor Generals strongest Partner in the fight against corruption and added that that is what pertains in the Australian Parliament, “this strengthens the bond between both institutions”.

He made this remark when the committee paid a working visit to the Audit Service and the National Media Commission to get firsthand information on the workings of the above institutions.

The Committee further deliberated with the two institutions on challenges facing them and how there could be collaboration to address those challenges for the institutions to work effectively.

Auditor General David Yaw Domelevo said the service is broadening its scope of work and would soon begin auditing physical structures executed under state funds.

“For many years the auditing process had been restricted to the books, but come next fiscal year the service would engage technocrats to assess whether materials used for infrastructure projects meet the given specifications”.

Mr. Domelevo said this when the special budgets committee of parliament paid a working visit to the Audit Service.

By: Kwaku Sakyi-Danso/ghanamps.com