Duties and functions

Investigation to be conducted with the Office of the Auditor General


FRCS Board Chair Fay Yee, former USP Pro-Chancellor Winston Thompson and accountant Lala Sowane.

A commission of inquiry will be held with the Office of the Auditor General and the findings should be submitted to the President within three months.

Three people have been appointed by President Ratu Wiliame Katonivere as commissioners to conduct the investigation.

They are former USP Pro-Chancellor Winston Thompson, FRCS Board Chairman Fay Yee and accountant Lala Sowane.

Thompson was appointed Chairman of the Commission.

A statement on the Fijian government’s Facebook page said the commissioners should investigate and report on several things.

These include the conduct, operations and performance of the Office of the Auditor General and the ability of the Office of the Auditor General to discharge its functions and functions effectively and efficiently under the Constitution of the Republic of Fiji, the Audit Act 1969. and any other written laws.

It also indicates whether the Office of the Auditor General exercises its functions and duties and exercises its powers in accordance with the Constitution of the Republic of Fiji, the Audit Act 1969 and any other written laws.

The investigation will also seek to determine whether the Office of the Auditor General is acting within its constitutional and legislative powers, duties and functions.

They will also attempt to determine whether the Office of the Auditor General is fulfilling its functions and obligations in accordance with internationally recognized audit procedures and requirements.

The commissioners were also charged with making recommendations to eliminate and prevent any illegal, inappropriate, ineffective or ineffective practice within the Office of the Auditor General.