“These improvements can largely be attributed to strong drivers of internal controls being supported by commendable leadership and governance structures during the period under review,” she noted.
According to her, the role played by the Management Team of the National Ebola Response Centre (NERC), the Fiduciary Agent and other coordinating departments resulted in a reduction in the poor management of funds.
“Less irregular, fruitless and wasteful expenditure was incurred compared to the previous audit. While significant progress has been achieved over the period, substantial attention is needed in financial and performance management,” she pointed out.
Mrs. Pearce said the timely response of the government, health workers, the management of the National Ebola Response Centre, donor partners etc. to the health emergency that caused more than 3100 deaths in the country has brought a speedy end to the EVD.
“With that in mind I want to express my deep and profound gratitude to all those who in one way or the other have contributed immensely towards the eradication of the EVD”.