GAC Proposes System Review Audit for 55th Legislature

Feb 8, 2024 - 23:11
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GAC Proposes System Review Audit for 55th Legislature

Capitol Hill: The Auditor General of Liberia has proposed a System Review Audit of the 55th National Legislature, the efforts he said is to ensure a future Comprehensive audit of that august body.

Hon. P. Garswa Jackson, Sr. on Thursday, February 8, 2024, during the house 9th day sitting of the 1st session of the 55th legislature inform lawmakers in session that, is being years since the last audit was done at the legislature yet, stressing the need to do so under the 55th which he say will be in line with President Boakai numerous call for transparency and accountability.

The Auditor General of Liberia during his discussion on the fight against corruption said such proposed commission will include independent financial experts to help with the process.

A week ago, the House of Representatives invited the General Auditing Commission to discuss ways forward to ensuring the probability of the Legislature being audited.

During his time of deliberation at the legislature, Auditor General Mr. P. Garswa Jackson recommended that the Proposed System Review Audit will facilitate a future comprehensive audit of the Legislature within a period of two years.

AG Jackson further disclosed that the new measure will put into place a clear financial system that will walk in compliance with various financial policies including the Public Financial Management law and other important financial instruments.

He therefore highlighted development and challenges of the Commission with a clear emphasis on the lack of full budgetary support to the Anti-Graft Institution, clothed with the responsibility to audit all entities funded by the Government of Liberia.

Following minutes of Presentation, the Auditor General Proposal was voted to be sent to the appropriate committees on Public Accounts, Expenditure and Audits.

 

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William K Howard William K Howard Jr is a young Liberian Journalist who is focused on investigative and human-interest reporting. He comes with about 10 years of experience in mainstream journalism. William K Howard is currently the Deputy Director of News at CT.com Liberia Limited, Kool 91.9FM/TV. His hard work has also earned him several professional certificates in journalism including Journalist of the year 2022/2023 in Liberia's biggest city, Paynesville.