The INTOSAI Development Initiative (IDI) has today released a statement regarding the current situation involving the Ghana Audit Service and the Auditor General of Ghana, Mr. Daniel Yaw Domelevo.
The statement, signed by IDI Director General Einar Gørrissen, expresses concern over the potential negative effects recent events may have on the independence of the Ghana Audit Service. It encourages all parties to follow all applicable laws and principles which currently exist to safeguard the independence of the Ghana Audit Service and the work of the Auditor General. Independence is a critical prerequisite for a Supreme Audit Institution (SAI), such as the Ghana Audit Service, to function effectively and provide real value to citizens.
The statement can be read in full below:
IDI is the capacity development arm of the International Organization of Supreme Audit Institutions. We have a global mandate to enhance the capacity and performance of developing country SAIs and to advocate for the independence of SAIs. For more information, please see our Introduction to IDI. For additional comments, please get in touch with IDI.