In an effort to equip new staff with knowledge of the role of the office and what was expected from them, the Office of the Auditor General held a two day Induction course from 26th to 27th September 2013.
The Auditor General, Mrs Lucy Liphafa said it was wise for the officers to be equipped with tools that would guide them in their daily activities.
"Once you understand all that has been said, you will know better of what is expected of you in this office but you are free to seek for more clarification, "asserted Mrs Liphafa.
She further encouraged officers to socialize, participate in different activities of the office and feel part of the family, as the office was where people spend most of their time.
One of the facilitators, Mr. Tieho Senamolele emphasized the importance of the accountability process as the office is mandated to be an independent Supreme Audit Institution (SAI) that promotes public accountability and transparency.
He mentioned a few challenges of the office as scarcity of resources (human and financial), delay in submission of accounts to the office of the Auditor General, uncooperative clients, and limited independence which hindered the office to perform to its abilities.
One of the participants, Mr Thabo Montsonyane commended the office for the initiative and claimed to be important as he was not aware of the unique roles and functions of the office. He assured the gathering that he and his colleagues would work hard to be loyal to their different tasks allocated to them.
The topics for discussion among others included enabling legislation, OAG function and Organizational structure, Public Service Regulations and Code of Conduct, time management and OAG relations with related regional and international bodies.
The Office of the Auditor General was established in April, 1963 with the aim of promoting sustainable public accountability and transparency by providing professional auditing services to all stakeholders.