President Ramkalawan commends to the Auditor General’s office on their achievements
28 August 2021 | Legal Affairs
President Wavel Ramkalawan yesterday formally received the ranking report issued by the World Bank whereby Seychelles has been ranked the highest in the world alongside South Africa, among 118 countries. The Report was presented to the President by the Auditor General, Mr Gamini Herath.
The President personally conveyed his congratulations to the Auditor General’s office and commended the staff on such a distinguished achievement. He reiterated his support and that of the Government to the Auditor General’s office as they continue to pursue to keep the Seychelles national audit service to highest level.
Following his meeting with Mr Herath, the Head of State participated in a virtual event to recognize, share and celebrate the recent achievement of the Office of the Auditor General in Seychelles. During his remarks, the President once again commended the Seychelles’ Auditor General’s Office for their hard work and encouraged them to play a greater role in ensuring that all government facilities, departments and parastatals adhere to the laws and procedures in place.
“The work of the Auditor General ‘s Office is there to help the country ensure that taxpayer’s money is well spent. Secondly, that procedures are properly followed and adhered to and thirdly being accountable. I am proud today to say that Seychelles has made giant steps in achieving those objectives and thus governance is becoming clearer. People are starting to understand that a good government encloses all these good principles and through that, we can have a democracy that is indeed very strong,” said President Ramkalawan
The President continued by adding that, “It is the only way that we will eliminate corruption, further strengthen our various institutions and become a country where the rule of law is respected”.
The virtual event was also attended by the Auditor General, Mr Gamini Herath, representatives from World Bank, Seychelles National Assembly, judiciary, Central Bank, Ombudsman, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, private sectors in Seychelles, diplomatic representatives, Auditors General from a number of countries, and the African branch of the International Organization of Supreme Audit Institutions (AFROSAI-E).