The Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has sworn into office a seven-member Governing Board of the Ghana Audit Service (ASB).
The Board is chaired by Professor Edward Dua-Agyeman. Other members of the Board are Messrs. Emmanuel M. Owusu-Ansah, Dennis K.Y. Vormawor, Dr. Cletus Agyenim-Boateng, and Madam Rebecca Delong Fosu. The rest are Nana Kwasi Agyekum-Dwamena (Head of Civil Service) and Mr. Johnson Akuamoah Asiedu (Auditor-General).
In his remarks after administering the Oath of Office, the Vice President noted that the Ghana Audit Service is a major stakeholder in ensuring transparency and accountability in the country, and in the fight against corruption. He therefore prayed members of the Board to conduct their affairs in accordance with the Audit Service Act to ensure that the Service impacts on the nation’s financial management system.
Dr. Bawumia said: “You must work towards plugging the revenue leakages in the system so that we can maximise revenue for the growth of the country”. The Vice President pledged government’s commitment towards providing the necessary resources to the Service to enable it sustain the gains made as well as improve its efficiency.
The Audit Service Act 2000 (Act 584) charges the ASB among others to determine the technical expertise required for the efficient performance of the Audit Service, as well as ensure that auditing activities are carried out in accordance with best international practices.