Mr. Speaker, with your kind permission, I wish to move on behalf of the Member for Tamale South (Mr. Haruna Iddrisu).
Mr. Speaker, I beg to move, clause 33, subclause (3), delete and insert the following:
“The Auditor-general shall, not
later than three months after the receipt of the accounts, audit the accounts and submit a copy of the audit report to Parliament”.
Mr. Speaker, the idea is to set a time
limit within which the report should be submitted to Parliament. Mr. Speaker, this House is gradually moving away from delayed audit reports, et cetera. So I think that in line with that tradition, the objective will be enhanced further if we set time limit within which the Auditor-general -- [Interruption.] --
Yes, the amendment moved by the Chairman talks about the submission, that
“the Board shall not later than three months after the end of the financial year submit for audit to the Auditor- general its books and records of accounts”.
Is that not the amendment? [Inter- ruptions.] The other one?
“The Auditor-general shall not later than three months after the submission under subsection (2) audit the books and records of accounts and submit a report to Parliament”.
Mr. Speaker, ours is that
“The Auditor-general shall, not later than three months after the receipt of the accounts, audit the accounts and submit a copy of the audit report to Parliament.”
Now, the difference between the Chairman's amendment is that the time frame is set from the point of submission of the books and records of accounts whilst hon. Haruna Iddrisu's amendment talks about the receipt of - [Inter-ruption.] Mr. Speaker, I would want to have us stand down this particular amendment when he comes in.