Gazelle district to audit account

Gazelle district, East New Britain Province, for the first time is utilising the Office of the Auditor General.

Jelta Wong, Member for Gazelle and Minister for Police, has requested for an audit of the Gazelle district government accounts.

This, he stressed, was specifically to review the period of Financial Year 2007 to 2017.

Minister Wong highlighted that it has been requested that the auditor general assume the responsibility of the audit and related activities, in accordance with Section 214 of the constitution of Papua New Guinea.

The MP has further advised that the audit is deliberate and coincides with the requirement to further understand their current financial situation within the district.

He is appealing for this to be done effectively and the people of Gazelle to support the task.

Wong has thanked the Office for its response.

Findings of the exercise will be finalised and reported as soon as possible.

The Auditor-General's Office of Papua New Guinea is responsible for the audit of financial affairs and activities of the Government in accordance with Section 214 of the Constitution of Papua New Guinea.

The Auditor-General's Office reports to the National Parliament, except in the case of provincial government and local level governments where reports are submitted to the Minister responsible, who in turn tables the report in the National Parliament.

Benny Geteng