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Mandate and Legislative Framework

The responsibilities and authority of the Auditor General are detailed in the Constitution and the Financial Administration and Audit Act. The Auditor General and the employees of the Auditor General’s Department are tasked with conducting independent audits in accordance with acceptable, professional and ethical standards and issue appropriate reports on the use of public resources.

Independence of the Auditor General

Tenure of Office

Once appointed, the Auditor General may hold office until the age of sixty years or with the approval of the Governor General to the age of sixty-five years.

Removal from Office

The Auditor General may be removed from office only for inability to discharge the functions thereof or for misbehaviour. This may be done by the Governor General acting on the recommendation of a specially established judicial tribunal.

Not subject to direction

In the exercise of his/her functions under the provisions of Section 122 (subsections 1 and 2) of the Constitution, the Auditor General shall not be subject to the direction or control of any other person or authority.

Rights & Powers

The rights and powers of the Auditor General are as stated in the Financial Administration and Audit Act Section 25 (subsection 3). 


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