The General Auditing Commission or GAC rubbishes claims that the Auditor General of Liberia, Madam Yusador S. Gaye, connived with the Printer of the GAC Act of 2014 at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to tamper with the Legislative Approved tenure of four years for the office of Auditor General to seven years, terming it as “simply a bold face lie.”
In a press release issued in Monrovia, the GAC says its attention is drawn to a tirade of allegations made against Auditor General Madam Yusador S. Gaye on King’s FM Radio flagship talk show “Liberian Talk” recently, noting that the allegations made by talk show host Robert Haynes are well planned conspiratorial attempts to willfully castigate and defame the character of Auditor General Gaye for political gains.
The release says under the GAC Act of 2014 Chapter 2.1.5., the Auditor General is appointed for a one term of 7 (seven) years, and that the process of writing the GAC Act started in 2009 and ended in 2013.
It details that the Act was written with the support of the European Union, which sent two legal experts to the Commission at different times, benchmarked against other Supreme Audit Institutions in English-Speaking Africa to ensure best practice.
The Commission also terms as erroneous and wicked, claims that the Auditor General has been siphoning fees charged by the GAC to conduct
audits of State Owned Enterprises (SOEs), Donors and Ministries in accordance with the GAC Act of 2014 and the Public Financial Management Act of 2009.
The auditing house clarifies that all funds paid by SOEs, Ministries and Donors are strictly paid out in the name of the GAC and such funds are duly accounted for.
“The GAC also wants to make it emphatically clear that never did the RIA pay the GAC US$600,000.00 for its audit or NPA US$350,000.00 and
the JFK US$50,000.00 as claimed by the Kings FM talk show host Robert Haynes.” It says these claims have no iota of truth and substance, a
rudimentary principle each journalist must adhere to at all times when performing reportorial duties. Press Release