The top Government Auditors job is to be made independent with the enactment of a new Law, which will also give the department wide ranging powers.
The Auditor General will report directly to Parliament under a proposed Audit Act, and also conduct Value for Money audits on the public sector. rn
rnOfficials are trying to get the new Law passed early next year.rn
rnFormulated with help from the World Bank and the Netherlands government, the new Act will also allow the media ready access to audit reports.rn
rnldblquote We propose to make use of Audit Acts of other countries and with the assistance of the World Bank we are proceeding to draft the Public Audit Act-amendment to article 153 and 154 of the Constitution,
dblquote V Kandasamy, Deputy Auditor General says.rn
rnWhistle blowers will also be encouraged with the Act providing legal protection to employees who help auditors to carry out their work.rn
rnldblquote A person shall not be guilty of an offence by reason of anything done to assist