OAG Report 2020: Many administrative and financial irregularities detected

The verification missions mainly covered the areas of food security, infrastructure and road safety, institutional governance, local development, health, education, energy and water.

The President of Transiton, Colonel Assimi Goïta officially received, this Tuesday, October 12, 2021, the 2020 Annual Report of the Auditor General. It was during a solemn ceremony at the Koulouba Palace, in the presence of Prime Minister Dr Choguel Kokalla Maïga and several members of his government.

This official submission of the annual report to the Head of State marks a year of investigative work within various public services, at the end of which a mapping of irregularities was established as well as the formulation of consequent recommendations.

Out of 33 scheduled missions, the Office carried out twenty-one (21) verification missions and a public policy assessment, said in his speech Samba Alhamdou Baby, Auditor General who will specify that these missions concerned a service of the Central administration, external services, personalized organizations, mining companies and local authorities. According to the Auditor General, the choice of these twenty-two missions was based not only on the traditional risk mapping used by the Office, but also on the importance of the sectors of activity of the audited entities. The verification missions mainly covered the areas of food security, road infrastructure and safety, institutional governance, local development, health and finally energy and water.

For the President of the Transition, who congratulated the Auditor General and his team, this report is the fruit of a great commitment, of which the authorities of the Transition and all the people are proud. “Your role is essential in the process of combating corruption and financial crime insofar as it constitutes the starting point for all other actions to be carried out in this direction,” said President Goïta.

More than the respect of a simple tradition of solemn submission of annual report, this action, according to the Head of State, finds its meaning in the deep aspirations of the Malian people whose desire for equity and thirst for justice are increasing. day by day. This therefore calls out to all of us, and rightly so, recognized the Head of State. For Colonel Assimi Goïta, this report will undoubtedly contribute to establishing virtuous governance, centered on respect for “the public thing”.

Diakalia M Dembélé

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