Mr. Simons noted that the yearly Auditor-General’s report just isn’t detailed to successfully audit among the government’s flagship programmes.
He said the auditor general’s reports in some situations are stuffed with errors with no outright protection of most important aspects of the country’s financial system.
He argued that for a national auditor report, auditing ought to revolve around what’s inflicting the nation to be on its knees.
According to him, “a lot of people then make agitations when we have the Auditor General’s reports but the Auditor General’s reports are very hollow.”
“It has nothing in it, a lot of the issues that we really face in Ghana those of us that really work on them day by day, they do not get reported. I have given you few examples, look at one village, one dam when was the last time we had a serious analysis of the spending on one village, one dam in the auditor general’s report, look at one district one factory, look at the electoral registration, the EC, an organization that claims to have thrown away over 2000 laptops, nobody has done an asset audit to find out where that equipment went.
“The auditor general’s reports are not detailed as we think it is, sometimes there are errors and lack of quality and outright coverage…in a national auditor report, you go for materiality, what are the things that make difference to Ghana’s bottom lines,” he said throughout a speech at the 2022 Baah-Wiredu Memorial lecture on Thursday.