The Board, Management and Staff of Audit Service have acknowledged the supernatural power that crowns the efforts of man as they attributed their appreciable achievements in 2021 to God in a thanksgiving service.
The annual thanksgiving service was to usher in the new year and express gratitude to God for the heights achieved and for His sustenance in the preceding year.
The Service under the leadership of Mr. Johnson Akuamoah Asiedu, Auditor-General for the first time in many years presented to Parliament all the 12 statutory audits reports required to be made available to the legislature by 30th June each year. The Service also in addition submitted five other reports to the legislature.
With scripture readings, songs and praises, prayers and dancing, staff demonstrated their gratitude to God for keeping them productive in the service to the nation. The Audit Service Choir lighted up the day with sterling song ministration made up of melodious Christian hymns, Ghanaian choral compositions, and a medley of gospel tunes.
Rev. Clement Odoom of Imitate Christ Ministries in a word of exhortation urged staff to inculcate the habit of thanksgiving by focusing on the positive aspects of life rather than the negative.
He said sometimes the difficulties that people encounter tend to make them less appreciative of the goodness of God in their lives. He said Christians needed to learn to always have faith in God and desist from murmuring and complaining because being grateful also attracts blessings from the Almighty God.
Mr. Johnson Akuamoah Asiedu, Auditor-General in his remarks encouraged staff to be united in the pursuit of achieving the goals of the Service and eschew all forms of altercations and divisionism. He commended staff for their hard work and invaluable dedication to duty amid covid-19 pandemic.
Mr. Asiedu noted that Management had signed contracts with eight local companies to construct 16 district and three regional offices with funding from the German Development Bank, KfW. He mentioned that the KfW had agreed to provide an extra €11.5million to construct additional offices.
Professor Edward Dua-Agyeman, Board Chairman of Audit Service in his remarks expressed gratitude to staff for their cumulative efforts to protect the public purse. He called on staff to work in harmony for the betterment of the Service.