Opposition Leader Dr. Godwin Friday met on June 23, with the Director of Audit Ms. Dahalia Sealey and her deputy Joan Browne at the Audit Office.

Dr. Friday who is Chairman of the Public Accounts Committee said that at the meeting, he expressed deep concern that the annual audit and report of the Director of Audit on the Public Accounts of St. Vincent and the Grenadines are several years overdue.

The Opposition Leader in a statement released yesterday said he noted that the Director of Audit is required to audit and report on the public accounts at least once every year. However, the most recent reports prepared by the Director of Audit and laid in Parliament were for the years 2009 and 2010.

According to Dr. Friday, the Director cited scarcity of resources including lack of enough trained personnel to do the job constitutionally required of the Director of Audit and the Audit Office.

He is calling on the government and in particular the Prime Minister and Minister of Finance to provide the resources to the Director of Audit to perform her duties.



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