The Citizens’ Constitutional Forum welcomes the appointment of Mr. Ajay Nand as the new Auditor General.
The appointment has been long overdue and essential for a government that has been propagating the virtues of good governance practices at national, regional and international levels. CCF is thankful to the Constitutional Offices Commission for finally making an appointment to this important constitutional position.
CCF also wishes to acknowledge the work carried out by the former Auditor General Mr. Tevita Bainivanua from 2006 to 2013. The role of the Auditor General comes with a plethora of challenges in terms of ensuring the government officials, politicians and statutory institutions are held to account in every financial year. However, the CCF is confident that Mr. Nand would be able to execute his duties to the best of his expertise.
Ever since its establishment, the CCF has been advocating on good governance practices by governments and this includes the tabling of the Auditor General‘s Report in Parliament and implementation of the recommendations highlighted in the Report.
Through our Open Budget Survey, CCF has established that the Office of the Auditor General have published the audit reports only up to 2013. On the other hand, the Parliament of Fiji website has published Auditor General’s Report of Government Commercial Companies, Statutory Authorities and Municipal Councils. It is the constitutional rights of every Fijians to know whether public sector agencies have used public funds for the purposes they have been appropriated and in accordance with legislations and financial management regulations or whether there have been cases of mismanagement or ineptitude that has to be addressed.
CCF looks forward to the tabling of the Auditor General’s Report from 2014 to 2016 in Parliament after scrutiny from the Public Accounts Committee in a timely fashion.
For further information please contact CCF Communications Officer Mr. Gregory Ravoi via firstname.lastname@example.org or call 330 8379.