The Management of the Audit Service has initiated a mass training exercise to build the capacity of its growing staff. The training exercise is scheduled to be rolled out in phases for 1,000 officers of the Service at the ranks of Assistant Auditor, Auditor and Senior Auditor to enable them carry out audit assignments efficiently.
The Board Chairman, Professor Edward Dua Agyeman, who opened the training session urged staff to acquire higher professional qualifications to raise their competitiveness and skill diversities needed for public sector auditing to protect the public purse. He charged the staff to be innovative in discharging their duties to continuously uplift the image of the Audit Service.
The Acting Auditor-General, Mr. Johnson Akuamoah Asiedu, said the workshop would equip the trainees to be versatile and result oriented. He encouraged the participants to take advantage of the training to learn and improve upon the quality of their work.
The training would focus on accounting and audit proficiency, basic leadership, public financial management and the legal framework within which the Audit Service operates.
Participants interviewed were elated and commended Management for the training intervention.
Present at the opening ceremony were the Deputy-Auditors General for Finance, Administration and Human Resource Development, Performance and Special Audits, Central Government Audits, as well as District Assemblies Audit Departments – Messrs. Mohammed Zakaria Ali, Lawrence Ayagiba, Benjamin Codjoe and Mrs. Roberta Assiamah-Appiah respectively.