We shall assist government to protect the public purse – Auditor-General
Mr Daniel Domelevo, the Auditor-General, has said his outfit would undertake every effort to assist government to protect the public purse.
The Auditor-General gave the assurance at a meeting with the staff of the Upper East Regional Audit Service during a familiarization tour to the Region.
The tour was to interact with them and get to know their challenges, seek for their support and to outline his vision for the sector.
Mr Domelevo urged the staff to work hard to ensure that the public purse is protected so as to help accelerate the growth of the economy.
He said Ghana has a great potential to grow faster if all funds meant for development projects, programmes and policy implementation were used judiciously.
Mr Domelevo said plans were far advanced by the Audit Service to launch a programme in the region that would empower the office to realize its dreams and goals.
He urged all stakeholders to ensure that funds given them to undertake projects and programmes are used for its intended purposes and not misappropriated or misapplied.
“The Auditor General will not hesitate to apply the law to surcharge any institution or individuals who will go contrary to the laid down rules and regulations in public expenditure”, Mr Domelevo said.
Responding to some of the problems militating against the efficient operation of the office of the Audit Service in the region, Mr Domelevo pledged to work hard to address the concerns which included logistics and accommodation.
He said his administration would ensure an open door policy and impressed upon them to use the laid-down channels in addressing their concerns instead of resorting to unapproved methods.
Mr Rockson Bukari, the Upper East Regional Minister, who met with the Auditor General earlier, lauded the efforts of the staff and urged him to give special attention to the Upper East Region to help accelerate its growth.