Vice President, Inonge Wina says the Office of the Auditor General has now been given the extended mandate to audit Local Authorities in line with the decentralization policy.
Mrs. Wina has told Parliament during debates on Estimates of Revenue and Expenditure that the Office of the Auditor General has also developed a Strategic Plan for the period 2017 to 2021.
She explained that the Auditor General’s Office is set to introduce new audit programmes to help Government measure progress being made towards attainment of the Seventh National Development Plan.
Mrs. Wina says Government will work closely with the Auditor General to ensure remedial action is taken on all observations made in audit reports.
She stated that Government is committed to enhance and strengthen the capacity of the Office of the Auditor General in 2018.
Mrs. Wina also said Government is unfreezing Thirty Nine positions in the Office and that the overall organizational structure will be reviewed in view of the new Strategic Plan.