Auditor-General To Continue Exposing Incompetent Firms1 year ago
Auditor-General Mildred Chiri said her office will continue to name and shame companies that fail to deliver upon getting Government contracts despite threats of lawsuits from the firms.
Speaking in Nyanga at a media workshop recently, Chiri said in her 2019 annual report, she did not publish the names of firms that fail to deliver after securing contracts from the Government.
The firms had threatened her office with litigation saying exposing them had a negative impact on their reputation.
She, however, said, after consulting Parliament’s Public Accounts Committee, it was agreed that she continued exposing the errant companies. Said Chiri:
We agreed with Parliament to have these names published. People who do business with the Government should know that there are prone to public scrutiny.
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We have reverted to naming people who do not deliver with regard to Government business.
Chiri also urged external auditors contracted to carry out forensic audits to do their work meticulously and rigorously. She said:
We have told them that their audits should survive the test and scrutiny of the courts. It should be beyond reproach.