President Samia promises to act tough on CAG, PCCB reports

By Lake Zone Watch writer

President Samia Suluhu Hassan has promised to work on the contents of the 2022/2023 annual reports of the Controller and Auditor-General (CAG) and the Prevention and Combating of Corruption Bureau (PCCB) which were presented to her yesterday in Dodoma.

Receiving the reports at Chamwino State House, the president said she would within a short period present them to the National Assembly for ensuring accountability and transparency in the day-to-day operations of government entities and other public corporations.

The president lauded the positive changes in the 2022/2023 CAG report in which many audited government bodies emerged with 99 per cent clean sheets than in the previous reports.

Under the Public Finance Act, Local Government Finances Act and other written laws, the Controller and Auditor-General, on behalf of the National Assembly, examines, inquires into and audit the accounts submitted to him.

The CAG is responsible for auditing the accounts and financial transactions of all government entities in Tanzania, including ministries, departments, and public institutions.

The CAG’s main objective is to ensure that public funds are being used efficiently, effectively and in accordance with law.

Current CAG Charles Kichere has since taking over that position been pushing for change, enabled by better technology and communication.

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