This year saw an increase in the extent of Government expenditure audited from 91.1% last year to 95%. For the year ended 30th June 2022, the total Government expenditure was Frw 4,604 Bn,and OAG audited expenditure totalling Frw 4,368 Bn.
“We audited 221 public entities(both financial and compliance), compared to 210 Pubic entities audited in the previous year. Additionally, we conducted 14 performance audits, 6 Information System audits, and 12 special audits. The selection of audit topics focused on sectors aiming at improving citizens’ lives including agriculture, health, transport, education, infrastructure, and social protection.” The Auditor General told the parliamentarians.
Compared to the previous year, there was a gradual improvement in audit outcomes and a modest improvement in the implementation of the previous year’s recommendations.
“68% of the entities we audited got unqualified opinion in financial audits, and 61% got unqualified opinion in the compliance audits of laws and regulation on public spending, and 53% of unqualified opinions on compliance with laws and regulations to realise Value for Money. Again, fully implemented recommendations increased from 48% to 57% this year.” He noted.
However, The Auditor General noted different cases of unlawful expenditure totalling Frw 6.45 Bn. This increased from Frw 3.2Bn of the last year. “Chief Budget Managers have to put in place strong internal controls to avoid such cases of irregular expenditure.” Auditor General.
OAG is committed to conducting impactful audits of government institutions to ensure that public resources are being utilized for national priorities and the wellbeing of Rwandan citizens.