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Financial Secretary Responds to 2018 Audit Report

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Financial Secretary Responds to 2018 Audit Report

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In a letter to the Auditor General he wrote that “we are most gratified that the Public Accounts of 2018 has been given an unqualified Audit Opinion. An unqualified audit opinion on the financial statements of an institution or government provided by certified Auditors represents a professional and independent opinion that the financial statements as presented gives a True and Fair view of monies received and expenditures undertaken during the course of the year.”

He added that he appreciates the fact that the Auditor General warmly recognized and acknowledged the Government for its commitment to the continuous public financial management reforms which are aimed at further enhancing the economy of Sierra Leone.

He added that the Auditor General commended the Government for its continued effort in improving the basis for which public officials are spending and accounting for use of taxpayers’ money and raising concerns of public interest is a demonstration of the Auditors’ fairness and independence in assessing government financial management.

He maintained that the Ministry of Finance is committed to Transparent and Accountable management of state resources, while ensuring fiscal discipline, probity and accountability for Human Capital Development and job creation.

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