Auditor General calls for reduced audit queries

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Auditor-General, DICK SICHEMBE has appealed to all heads of government departments to work with his office in order to reduce audit queries.

Dr SICHEMBE says his office is creating strong stakeholder engagements on how to account for public resources through transparency and accountability.

He says departmental heads must also familiarise themselves with the Public Finance Act of 2018 and other laws and regulations, which will guide them on how to properly manage funds.

Dr SICHEMBE has further said his office will not only concentrate on financial audit but performance audit as well to ensure resources were spent economically and efficiently on items that bring value.

He says the office will also focus on compliance, but further expose those misappropriating funds and advocate their prosecution, using the evidence provided.

Dr SICHEMBE said this during an engagement meeting with district heads of government departments in Solwezi, North-Western province.

Speaking at the same event, North-Western Province Permanent Secretary, WILLIS MANGIMELA has assured Dr SICHEMBE that the region with work within the stipulated guidelines.

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