LIBERIA: Auditor General proposes System Review Audit at the Legislature

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Liberia’s Auditor General, P. Garswa Jackson, Sr. on Thursday, February 8, 2024 proposed a System Review Audit of the Legislature as part of efforts to ensuring a future Comprehensive audit of that Branch of Government.
The Legislature is one branch of Government that is yet to be audited.
The Auditor General of Liberia made the recommendation Thursday when he appeared before the House of Representatives to discuss issues center around transparency and accountability in the fight against corruption.
The House of Representatives had earlier invited the Auditor General to discuss ways forward to ensuring the possibility of the Legislature being audited.
In his presentation, the Auditor General recommended that the Proposed System Review audit will facilitate a future comprehensive audit of the Legislature within a period of two years.
Auditor General Jackson revealed that the new measure will put into place a clear financial system in compliance with various financial policies including the Public Financial Management law and other important financial instruments.

This, he said, will be aided by the General Auditing Commission Follow- Up Unit comprising qualified auditors accompanied by a periodically reviewed. The AG then disclosed that within two years, the Legislature will be comprehensively audited by the General Auditing Commission after these systems are put into place.
At the end of the Presentation, the Auditor General Proposal was tabled and sent to the relevant committees on Public Accounts and Audits.
Auditor General Jackson also used the occasion to highlight progress 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.

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