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Internal auditors at national and state level including financial officers in organized forces attend workshop at Landmark Hotel

Government trains internal auditors to curb financial malpractices

The National Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning has organized training for internal auditors from both national and state institutional levels.

The three-week long training is aimed at detecting financial malpractices and also strengthening the public financial management reforms.

“We have challenges but we are working to avoid those challenges, auditing is not bad, auditing is not going to catch you but to teach you how to do it better, When there is an auditor around do not fear, audit tell us to follow the right procedures,” Ocum Genes Karlo, the First Undersecretary in the national ministry of finance told journalists during the opening of the training in Juba on Monday.

“When we talk of public financial management reform, it means we have the law but during the process we deviated away, there is procurement, strengthening of finance, cash management and treasury single account,” he disclosed.

Maluak John Garang, the director of internal audit at the national ministry of finance said the training will improve transparency and accountability in public financial management.

 “While implementing the PFM reform, the forefront liner in implementation is always the internal audit, internal auditors are supposed to be fully equipped with processes, with capacity on how to deter unprecedented procedures,” Garang said.

Julia Akeer Duany, the Undersecretary for the national ministry of public service and human resource development said that proper management of resources will help minimize the effects of the current economic hardship.

“Once you have mobilized resources, what comes is the management of those resources and this is where we have a challenge, some people take public resources and nobody asks them, if you are not managing resources well then we have a crisis,” Duany said.

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