Dr Eric Oduro Osae, Director General of the Internal Audit Agency (IAA), congratulated the Audit Unit of the Ministry of Education for its outstanding performance in terms of good financial management practices and protection of public money.
He therefore tasked the Unit to extend good practice and professionalism to other agencies under the ministry to help them manage their resources prudently and enforce accountability.
Dr Oduro Osae made this observation when he inaugurated a six-member ministry audit committee in Accra.
The six-member audit committee is chaired by Mr. Seth Anaglate from the Internal Audit Agency, the other members being Ms. Marian Ofosu Dankyi from the IAA, Mr. Daniel Boateng Ansong from the Institute of Chartered Accountants from Ghana.
The other members are Ms. Catherine Appiah Pinkrah, Ms. Mavis Asare Donkor and Mr. Divine Ayidzoe, all from the Ministry of Education.
“The Ministry of Education is one of our good clients because of the professional work of the audit team in financial management practices and supervision and I urge you to keep up the good work for the sake of the nation”.
He also urged the audit committee to liaise with the leadership of the ministry to adopt the best financial management practices to protect public funds towards the development of the country.
The Director General of the Ministry of Education, Mr. Benjamin Gyasi, said the role played by listeners in the country cannot be underestimated.
He therefore urged the auditors to remain professional and abide by the rules and regulations at all times in order to meaningfully contribute to the socio-economic development of the nation.
The chief director assured the new management audit committee of the ministry’s support to ensure that they played their role effectively.
Mr. Seth Anaglate, the new Chairman of the Audit Committee, on behalf of the team, pledged to work very hard to ensure the protection of public funds at all times.
It is committed to following the governance structures, rules and regulations established to ensure prudent financial management practices in the department.