Auditor General, Mr. Herath, presenting a copy of his opinion on the statement of accounts of the Covid-19 Relief Fund Account to Hon. Speaker, Mr. Mancienne. The Speaker thanked the Auditor General and his team for timely reports on various subject matters being submitted to the National Assembly despite constraints.
The Ministry of Finance prepared the statement of accounts under the Public Finance Management Regulations (S.I. 91 of 2022) and submitted to the Auditor General for auditing and expressing an opinion thereon. As the custodian of the Fund, the Ministry of Finance is responsible for the disseminating of the report or any information on the Fund.
Auditor General, Mr.Gamini Herath submitted his annual report for 2020 to the Speaker of the National Assembly, Hon.Roger Mancienne, as required under Article 158 of the Constitution. The Speaker is required to table the report in the National Assembly as per Section 21 (1) of the Auditor General Act, 2010.
The report bring out the findings arising from the audit of government accounts and various Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) undertaken during the previous audit cycle. In addition, included in the report is a special report on the audit of expenditure incurred by the Ministry of Health on the measures taken to prevent the spread of and minimize the impact of Covid-19 pandemic during 2020.
This is the fifth consecutive year for which the report has been submitted before the end of December statutory deadline. However, Auditor General feels that the report could have submitted little earlier had it not been for the impact of COVID-19 situation.
Saturday 28 August, 2021
Auditor-General Mr. Herath formerly presents report to President Ramkalawan
President Ramkalawan commends to the Auditor General’s office on their achievements
28 August 2021 | Legal Affairs
President Wavel Ramkalawan yesterday formally received the ranking report issued by the World Bank whereby Seychelles has been ranked the highest in the world alongside South Africa, among 118 countries. The Report was presented to the President by the Auditor General, Mr Gamini Herath.
10 August 2021 |State House
President Wavel Ramkalawan has personally conveyed his congratulations and that of the people of the Republic of Seychelles to the Office of the Auditor General (OAG) upon being ranked the highest in the world alongside South Africa, among 118 countries. This announcement was made by the Supreme Audit Institutions Independence Index – 2021 Global Synthesis Report, launched on 27th July 2021 by the World Bank.
Office of the Auditor General (OAG) of Seychelles and the National Audit Office (CNAO) of the People’s Republic of China signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for improving bilateral co-operation between the two supreme audit institutions (SAI) in a more formal and organized manner.
CNAO is one of the largest SAIs in the world and a leader in several areas of public sector auditing with a full-fledged training and professional development center offering international courses.
The MoU with CNAO will pave the way for the two SAIs to co-operate in advancing the public sector auditing in the respective countries, particularly, through:
- exchange of information, experiences and best practices on public sector auditing procedure and methodology including audit realization issues through trainings and study visits; and
- training for the improvement of professional standards of audit personnel.