Freetown, Sierra Leone – 24th June, 2019: The Auditor-General of Sierra Leone wishes to inform the general public that the Performance Audit Report on the Preparedness for the Implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals by the Ministry of Planning and Economic Development and the Performance Audit Report on the Institutional Framework for Fighting Corruption by The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) Case Study: Central Medical Stores* were tabled in Parliament on Thursday 20th June, 2019.
Section 11(2) (c) of The Audit Service Act, 2014 confers on the Audit Service the authority to conduct value-for-money and other audits in a bid to ensure that efficiency and effectiveness are achieved in the use of public funds.
Section 16(1) (d) of the Public Financial Management Act, 2016 states that the Auditor-General, in accordance with the Constitution of Sierra Leone and the Audit Service Act, 2014 may at any time review or examine any aspect of the operations of the entities referred to in paragraph (a) of the Public Financial Management Act, 2016.
In addition to the financial and regularity audits undertaken by the institution, performance audit is one of the tools employed by the ASSL to measure the economy, efficiency and effectiveness with which state institutions expend public resources in the discharge of their various mandates.
In consonance with the Auditor-General’s mandate and as a guardian Sierra Leone’s economic security, the ASSL undertook these performance audits in compliance with best practice of the International Standards of Supreme Auditing Institutions (ISSAI) and the Performance Audit Guidelines.
The full reports can be accessed at www.auditservice.gov.sl
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