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10th June 2024

Audit Service commissions new regional office building in the Eastern Region

Audit Service commissions new regional office building in the Eastern Region

The Audit Service has commissioned a new office complex building which was awarded on contract in 2022 with funding from KFW, a German development Bank.

The Service had been making calls for permanent structures for majority of our regional and district offices as our staff were previously housed by our auditees, which in some instances could compromise on our independence.

The two-storey Eastern Regional office is one of three regional offices (Central and Volta Regions) and a total of 19 offices across the country, all funded by the German government. The ultra modern edifice contains; a reception area, executive offices that can host meetings, general offices, workshop/ training rooms, storage, washrooms, server room, a kitchenette, a guard room and other ancillaries.

On behalf of the President of the Republic of Ghana, H.E. Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, Mr. Seth Kwame Acheampong, the Eastern Regional Minister at the ceremony stated that the infrastructural development project would strengthen the regional and district structures of the Audit Service and enhance the execution of the mandate of the Service.

According to the Minister, the President had since 2017, ensured that the office of the Auditor-General had been adequately resourced for a consistent and efficient delivery of the mandate of the Auditor-General.

This had enabled the Service to commit funds from the Government of Ghana’s budget to complete projects that were started as far back as 2012 by the Service, but abandoned at various stages across the country, he said.

He mentioned that other district offices have currently been completed and occupied by the staff of the Service and prayed that “this office would serve its purpose diligently and contribute to the enhancement of public financial management in our country”.

Mr. Daniel Krull, the German Ambassador to Ghana, said the infrastructural development was part of the bilateral cooperation between Ghana and Germany, aimed at contributing to fostering transparency and accountability in the accounts of public institutions in Ghana at all levels to promote good governance. He gave the assurance that a continuous cooperation between Ghana and the German government would lead to more of such support.

Mr. Johnson Akuamoah Asiedu, the Auditor-General of Ghana, thanked the German Government and the President of Ghana for taking on this project which would help assist curb the menace of corruption.

The tape-cutting ceremony was performed by Mr. Krull, Daasebre Nana Kwaku Boateng III, Paramount Chief of the New Juaben Traditional Area and the Eastern Regional Minister.