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    Audit Office hopes that guilty persons will be brought to account in 80% of all violations uncovered by audits

    RIGA, Jan 10 (LETA) - The State Audit Office wishes to achieve that, in four years, persons found guilty of violations uncovered by the Audit Office are actually brought to account in 80 percent of all cases, Auditor General Elita Krumina told Saeima Public Expenditure and Audit Committee today during a presentation of the Audit Office's strategy for 2018-2021.

    The Audit Office hopes that in 80 percent of all audits, either criminal cases will be opened or, in case of administrative proceedings, persons guilty of violations established by the Audit Office will be held responsible.

    The Audit Office will also propose a number of amendments so officials and/or employees found guilty of an unlawful activity be held accountable and also compensate losses to the state or municipality that they will have caused.

    At the same time, the Audit Office is aware that prevention is an effective tool in limiting violations and crime, therefore educating society is also very important. The results of audits carried out by the Audit Office will be collated and conceptualized, and made available to not only the institution audited, but also to other institutions, identifying risks as well as instances of good practice. The Audit Office will publish assessments of risks in various industries on a regular basis, therefore motivating industries overseeing these sectors to take timely measures and make good use of their resources, said Krumina.

    She said that the Audit Office was planning to audit each local government at least once every three years. The office's website will offer municipalities the option of self-audit where, based on good practice examples, each local government will be able to assess its compliance with good practice principles.

    Another goal of the Audit Office is to achieve, with the help of parliamentary control and public support, that at least 90 percent of recommendations provided by the office are implemented.

    The Audit Office's strategy for 2018-2021 has already been approved by the Audit Office's Council.

    • Published: 10.01.2018 15:50
    • Ivars Motivâns, LETA
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