By Bridgett Milton
The Speaker of the House of Representatives Cllr. J. Fonati Koffa has instructed the Committee on Rules, Order, and Administration to conduct an Employee Payroll Audit of all individuals working with the House of Representatives.
According to Speaker Koffa, the objective of the audit is to identify and rectify any discrepancies in the payroll, particularly to eliminate ghost employees from the House’s payroll system.
He said the audit is set to ensure that the financial resources allocated to the House are utilized judiciously and in accordance with established procedures.
The Committee on Rules, Order, and Administration will lead the audit process, carefully reviewing the payroll records of all employees at the House of Representatives and report to plenary within a month.
Koffa noted that the importance of this initiative is in maintaining the integrity of the House and ensuring that public funds are utilized responsibly.
He said he is committed to upholding the highest standards of governance and accountability within the House.
“This audit is a proactive step to address any potential irregularities and to streamline our payroll system. We are dedicated to fostering an environment of trust and responsibility in the service of the public,” said Speaker Koffa.
The audit is expected to be thorough and comprehensive, involving examination of employee records and cross-referencing them with attendance and other relevant documentation.
The goal is to identify any discrepancies, including instances of ghost employees or unauthorized payments.
The Speaker has urged full cooperation from all House employees during the audit process, assuring them that the exercise is aimed at improving the overall efficiency and accountability of the House’s operations.