Vanuatu National Audit Office have launched its Corporate Plan 2017 – 2021 together with its new website on the 20th of July 2017. This special ceremony was officiated by Honorable John Sala;
Public Service Commission have appointed Mr Caleb Sandy as the new Auditor-General. OAG staff are looking forward to a successful year with Mr Sandy.
The Acting Auditor-General is proud to announce that the Proposed Office Structure that was submitted to PSC have been approved on the 12th June 2017.Below is the newly approved structure;
Acting Auditor-General will be attending the 20th PASAI Congress together with other Auditor-Generals in the Pacific. The Congress is PASAI’s supreme authority and consists of all PASAI members. Every year the Congress meets and is hosted by one of the members. This year it will be hosted by Tuvalu Audit Office. Vanuatu has hosted the 18th PASAI congress.
On the 23th of June 2017, the Acting Auditor-General had the honour to submit OAG’s 2013 – 2016 Annual Report to Parliament to be tabled.
Vanuatu OAG was part of the Career’s Day that was organised by Ministry of Education on the 3rd & 4th of July 2017. Below one of the OAG staff explaining role of AG to students.
Mr Henry McGregor (Center) is the new TA who was contracted by OAG through assistance from PASAI. He was in the office from 26th June – 5th July 2017 and has helped the office issue the draft Management report for VWOG 14D Audit.
Acting Auditor-General’s Welcome
As the Acting Auditor-General of Vanuatu, it gives me great pleasure to welcome you to the Audit Office website. Our website aims to educate and help people understand and be aware of the services provided by the Office to the Government and people of Vanuatu. The users will be able to access and download information about the Office including published audit reports and other pertinent information. One of the major highlights of information about the Office that could be found in the website is the Office’s Corporate Plan.
This Corporate Plan addresses recommendation by providing a written guide and strategic framework for the comprehensive development of the Audit Office.
There are many benefits to Parliament, the Government and the people of Vanuatu in having a strong, independent and effective Office. At a strategic level, one of the main benefits is that of helping to ensure “good governance” through improved transparency, accountability and efficiency. This is achieved operationally by:
• Certifying that the money collected by Government is spent in accordance with the wishes of Parliament;
• An Independent review and appraisal of all systems of control throughout the public sector (not just the financial controls);
• Determining the extent of compliance with procedures, policies, regulations and legislations;
• Providing reassurance to Parliament that their agreed policies are being carried out effectively as regards to control of the risks associated with these policies;
• Facilitating good practice in managing risks;
• Recommending improvements in control, performance and productivity;
• Reviewing the value-for-money that all organisations within the public sector provide;
• Saving money by identifying waste and inefficiency;
• Advising on better ways of achieving the Government’s objectives; and
• Helping to ensure that assets and interests are safeguarded from fraud.
In addition to the Corporate Plan, there are other useful information in the site that will educate you more on the work of the Office.
Thank you for visiting our website and I encourage you to visit again to stay updated as we continue to “promote good governance through auditing”.
Elsie D Willy