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CDD-Ghana & IAA sign MoU to set-up public financial accountability performance index

CDD-Ghana & IAA sign MoU to set-up public financial accountability performance index

Ghana Center for Democratic Development (CDD-Ghana) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Internal Audit Agency (IAA) to institute a public financial accountability index in Accra.

The project dubbed: “The District Accountability Index (DAI)” is a public financial accountability performance index that would present information on financial irregularities of District Assemblies in a manner comprehensible by the citizens as well as generate interests and foster citizen demand accountability from their local government officials.

The index, which would depend on irregularities mentioned in the Auditor-General’s reports and other similarly important administrative data would also measure all 260 Districts’ performance relative to financial management.

At the signing, the Director-General of the IAA, Dr. Eric Oduro Osae emphasized on the readiness of the Agency to meet all the deliverables of the MoU.

“This MoU is very critical because when you have a DAI that publishes a list that indicates that there are accountable weaknesses in various state agencies, we can zero in on those institutions, and
strengthen those institutions. By that, we can use the preventive approach to reduce corruption, or
even prevent it from happening at all,” he said.

Also, the Executive Director of CDD-Ghana, Professor Kwasi Prempeh, on his part was hopeful that the DAI would go a long way to assist the IAA and other policy and decision-makers to ensure accountability in Ghana’s public financial management system.

Through the project, it is expected that there would be an improvement in transparency, accountability, stakeholder participation, and value for money in the use of public funds, leading to improved accountability of public resources.

Additionally, the DAI project would positively impact social and human resource capitalization for sound financial and economic governance towards sustainable and emancipative development.

The IAA, established by the Internal Audit Agency Act, 2003 (Act 658), exercises oversight over internal audit practices in the public service by setting standards, providing quality assurance, and supporting capacity building for good corporate governance.

According to its 2020 status report, out of the 260 expected Metropolitan, Municipal, and District Assemblies (MMDAs) Audit Committees, 249 had been established, with 11 committees yet to be constituted. The number of charters signed was 239 out of the 260 expected MMDAs.

Two hundred and fifty-two (252) audit work plans have been submitted out of the expected 260 with eight outstanding. The delay or non-submission of reports indicates non-compliance, a phenomenon that poses a risk to sound control systems and effective public financial management.

Therefore, CDD-Ghana, a citizens’ institution that is obligated and subscribes to the constitutional mandate to ensure effective use of public funds for improved social accountability and promotion of
national development with the IAA, have agreed to support each other to achieve the joint mandate.

The DAI is funded by the Governance for Inclusive Development program of Deutsche
Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH.

Source: /Eric Nii Sackey

CDD-Ghana & IAA sign MoU to set-up public financial accountability performance index

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