24.02.2008 General News

10 Ghanaian auditors off to Liberia to assist government

By GBC News
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The Ghana Audit Service is sending a 10-member auditing team to Liberia to assist that country in auditing selected state organizations and provide the needed on-the-job training to newly recruited staff. The trip is in response to a request made to Ghana by the Auditor General of Liberia, John Morlu, because the General Auditing Commission of Liberia lost most of its experienced staff during the civil war. Members of the team made up of Assistant Auditors-General and other for four months. The Government of Liberia is funding the trip with support from the UN Mission in Liberia. Ghana's Auditor General, Edward Dua Agyeman in a pre-departure meeting with the auditors, said the Ghana Audit Service agreed to assist its counterpart in Liberia in the spirit of regional co-operation and urged the auditors to uphold a high level of performance to maintain the reputation of the service. He said they would assist the General Auditing Commission of Liberia in auditing public institutions like the Ministry of Finance of Liberia and the Social Security and Welfare Corporation. Mr. Agyeman said Liberia approached Ghana for assistance because of her excellent performance in conducting previous international auditing assignments at the AU and the UN for 26 years, and for exhibiting excellence in the training of their Nigerian counterparts at the invitation of the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration GIMPA. The leader of the team, Nii Abbey said Liberia would be a challenge to them, as the country was recovering from civil war but expressed the hope that they would address these challenges to the best of their abilities.

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