Uasin Gishu Governor Jackson K. Mandago EGH has expressed the need for the office of the Auditor-General to support and strengthen internal audit
Speaking when he hosted Auditor General Robert Ouko at his office Mandago noted that there are challenges facing the counties that the Auditor General’s office can handle by providing and building to the internal auditors.
He said most counties have weak internal auditors but with proper training and mentorship from AG’s office, systems will improve and avoid the same mistakes all the time.
Ouko was in Eldoret town to inspect the construction of Auditor General’s Eldoret offices.
“We are the greatest beneficiary from the establishment of the new office, the new office will create efficiency making service delivery fast and easy” noted the country boss
……The staff in the department of the audit will benefit from the training and I bet there will be no need of audit queries for 7 years with devolved units,” He added.
On his part, the Auditor General Ouko said; “we are working on the reclassification of projects which help solve auditing problems on counties.”
We also need to separate IFMIS system for the national Government and devolved unit and have an independent one to avoid audit queries, like finding county budget carrying the national government budget,” he noted.
Ouko further disclosed that the audit board will soon meet with the Council of Governors to discuss issues that will enable counties to have a favourable opinion of accounting standards.