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Jul 2 2022

2nd quarter 2022

2nd quarter 2022

Validation of financial statements and expressing independent audit opinion on them is an annual “ritual” in Public Sector Audit, for that matter, Ghana Audit Service, backed by regulatory frameworks. 

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Apr 2 2022

1st quarter 2022

1st quarter 2022

Mr. Johnson Akuamoah Asiedu, the Auditor-General (A-G), has called on heads of public institutions to show keen interest and heighten their supervisory role over finances, areas of revenue, and expenditure in their institutions. This would help in reducing the number of irregularities and financial infractions recorded in public institutions in the country.

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Dec 31 2021

4th quarter 2021

4th quarter 2021

Another year has come to an end, granting us the opportunity to reflect on our achievements and disappointments. The year 2021 had its hopes, fears, laughter, and challenges, but I am assured that everyone had the resilience to contain whatever it offered so long as we were blessed with life. The year was challenging as the country and the whole world continued to battle with the Covid-19 pandemic, but by the grace of the Almighty God, we sailed through.

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Sep 30 2021

3rd quarter 2021

3rd quarter 2021

As we all know, the-Covid-19 pandemic which was first recorded in Ghana on 12 March 2020 has destabilized Ghana’s economy through 2020 up till date. As a result, Government spending increased marginally due to relief packages offered to vulnerable and small scales businesses. The overall effect was that the budget deficit by the end of 2020 stood at 16.2% of GDP as against the budget deficit of 7.6% of GDP in 2019.

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Jun 30 2021

2nd quarter 2021

2nd quarter 2021

As part of our audit procedures, Auditors working for Audit Service – Ghana, are expected to indicate the appropriate audit standards we apply in performing our mandate as State Auditors. SAI Ghana has no option, but to apply our audits, the International Standards of Supreme Audit Institutions (ISSAIs) issued by the International Organization of Supreme Audit Institutions (INTOSAI).

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Mar 31 2021

1st quarter 2021

1st quarter 2021

Audit Service launched the 2020 Financial Year Audits in Accra on 2 February 2020 on the theme: "Partnering the Audit Service in Protecting the Public Purse: The Role of Stake-holders". The Acting Auditor-General indicated the Service intends to audit 4,300 public institutions comprising 3,100 Ministries, Departments, and Agencies, 270 Metropolitan, Municipal, and District Assemblies, 800 pre-tertiary institutions, 40 subvented organizations, and state-owned enter-prises, 52 Ghana Missions and Consulates as well as four performances in 2021.

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Dec 31 2020

4th quarter 2020

4th quarter 2020

Each year comes and slides away, walking through our lives with its own hope, fear, laughter, and challenges, but we are assured that everyone has the resilience to contain whatever it offers as long as we have been blessed with life. This year, in the history of the Service, has been eventful and unique, but by the grace of Almighty God, we can confidently say it all ended with the success of achieving our mandate. To all staff who have been strong, diligent, and never given up but worked hard through the challenges of the pandemic and seeming turbulence, I can say nothing better than ayekoooooooooooo! I am amazed at the effort and diligence put in by staff in delivering on assignments and seeing through their audit programs.

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Sep 30 2020

3rd quarter 2020

3rd quarter 2020

The Audit Service Act, 2000, Act 584, Part II, Section 19 states that, “The Auditor-General shall in the audit of accounts… adhere to methods that are consistent with emerging practices in governmental auditing … adopted by the International Organization of Supreme Audit Institutions (INTOSAI) and other internationally recognized bodies”.

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Jun 30 2020

2nd quarter 2020

2nd quarter 2020

Management of GAS identified the need for capacity building and institutional strengthening to properly respond to the wide ranging public financial management reforms being implemented by the government of Ghana, in particular the implementation of GIFMIS computerized financial management system. It became imperative to build capacity of staff to conduct audits in IT environments and to use IT-based audit tools such as CAATs and audit management software to effectively perform its oversight functions on the GIFMIS platform as well as other automated government systems.

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Mar 31 2020

1st quarter 2020

1st quarter 2020

The Office of the Auditor-General (OAG) is the Supreme Audit Institution (SAI) of Ghana and one of the monitoring and ac-countability organs of the state. It is a Public Service institution set up as the machinery by which the Auditor-General executes his mandate. The 1992 Constitution (Articles 184, 187, and 286) has established a broad mandate for the Auditor-General to carry out.

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