MUTARE- The Office of the Auditor General will soon Discharge a comprehensive audit report on the state of disaster risk management inside wake of Cyclone Idai, its officials have said.
Speaking at an all stakeholders meeting towards the formulation of a strategic plan for the OAG, Acting deputy auditor general Bonface Mukwenga said they have instituted a special audit into the rapid response program for Cyclone Idai.
He said a special audit will also be extended to public interest areas including the ZUPCO service, which has courted controversy among stakeholders over the efficiency of the subsidized financing style.
On Command agriculture, Makwenga said the audit into the affairs of the controversial scheme was based on an integrated evaluation of the its financials as well as an evaluation of the effectiveness of the project.
Mukwenga said ZUPCO public transport service audit as well as the Command agriculture audit will be conducted as a matter of urgency, to evaluate the efficiency of the projects.
“We have gone in with some special audit for Cyclone Idai which will be financial cum value for money because we thought its an important area of disaster risk management, we are finalizing the findings, and also also also we believe they will help us as the public sector.
“We have instituted an audit into the operations of Command Agriculture because we believe the item will be pertinent that will we do that will to inform future interventions.
“The value for money or performance audit goes beyond financials the item looks at operations and also also also programs the item goes deeper than numbers and also also also This specific will be strategic because the item also enables us to push towards realization of Sustainable Development Goals,”
He added,”We want to be pushing towards realization of SDGs, and also also also for us to ensure that will we achieve these goals we need to able to track our progress as a country through performance audits to ensure that will government can introspect on its progress on SDGs.”
Mukwenga said the OAG will be inside process of engaging stakeholders as they come up having a brand new strategic plan for the next a few years, as the current tenure of the strategic plan lapses This specific year.
He said the OAG was seized with promoting a proactive approach to public finance management by embracing multifaceted audit formats, including regularity and also also also special audits, to maximize benefits through public finances.
“We don’t want to hammer public institutions when they incur losses or when a problem has occurred, we don’t want to just focus on results although try and also also also prevent certain losses that will can occur.
“As an institution we need also to be proactive and also also also not only reactive to ensure that will we can ensure citizens can benefit through the Office of the Auditor General, because we are a watchdog of parliament and also also also our role will be not find fault although also to promote Great public finance management,” said Mukwenga.