Internal audit agency needs reforms - Ransford Agyei
The acting Director General of the Internal Audit Agency, Ransford Agyei has called for reforms with the agency aim at transforming public sector institutions to play mandated roles effectively and efficiently.
Date Created : 8/2/2018 9:02:58 AM : Story Author : Kwaku Sakyi-Danso/ghanadistricts.com
According to the acting Director, the agency is one institution which needs to be transformed into a modern and responsive institution to support efficient internal audit service delivery.
He added that he Minister of Finance Ken Ofori Atta mentioned in his Mid-Year budget review the relevant reforms anticipated to take place in the public sector’s internal auditing.
This reforms should inure to the benefit of government in positioning the internal auditing to serve as buffer to check leakages, waste abuse and outright thievery of the nation’s resources, he said.
“We on our part pledge to play our role in support of the reforms and assure the nation that, as auditors we shall courageously be the watch dog of the nation’s resources”.
Mr. Ransford Agyei however lamented over the condition of service, compensation package and scheme of service compare with their professional counterparts are not the best to motivate them to effectively play their role.
And called for a second look at their condition of service of Internal Auditors as a matters of urgency at the end of the two day conference for internal auditors that brought together, internal auditors across the country.
He further added that lack of courage to effect changes and the lack of support from superiors and subordinates to allow new systems work at the work places in the public sector had been identified.