The Internal Audit Board of the Internal Audit Agency (IAA), has re-strategised to chart a new strategic direction for the Agency to implement its vision of providing value-added services to clients.
This is to ensure that internal audit function is brought to the fore-front of national development agenda through building of strategic partnerships with relevant stakeholders.
Speaking at a strategic planning workshop held by the Agency, Nii Adumansa-Baddoo, Chairman of the Board, said the key focus of the new strategic direction was to re-brand and ensure effective promotion of internal audit practice.
It was attended by the Agency’s Executives, management andrepresentatives of internal audit units of the MDAs and MMDAs.
He explained that most Ghanaians were expecting IAA to make greater impact by leading the crusade against corruption and promote probity and accountability within the public sector.
Nii Adumansa-Baddoo said the Board would be advocating for consolidation of the internal audit resources of the Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) and the Metropolitan, Municipal and Districts Assemblies (MMDAs) under the IAA, which would be considered as the head of the Internal Audit Class.
“This change, when implemented will ensure the independence, objectivity and protection of internal auditors in line with international standards on the practice of the internal audit profession,” he added.