About The Office Of The Auditor General.
The Office of the Auditor General of Papua New Guinea is a Constitutional Officer under section 213 of the Constitution appointed by the Head of State. In the performance of his functions, the Auditor-General is not subject to the control or direction of any person or authority.
The Office of the Auditor General supports the Auditor-General perform his legislative functions provided by the Constitution and the Audit Act. The Office of the Auditor General main Office is located in Port Moresby with subsidiary offices in Kokopo, Goroka, Mt Hagen and Lae. The Office of the Auditor General’s audit work is governed by auditing standards applied by the auditing profession.
The Office Of The Auditor General functions, mandate and powers.
The Auditor-General’s functions
To inspect and audit, and to report at least once in every fiscal year to the Parliament on the public accounts of Papua New Guinea, and on the control of and on transactions with or concerning the public monies and property of Papua New Guinea, and such other functions as are prescribed by or under a law of Papua New Guinea.
The Auditor-General’s mandate
Unless other provision is made by law, extends to Departments of the National Public Service and arms, agencies and instrumentalities of the National Government; and Provincial Governments, and arms, agencies and instrumentalities of Provincial Governments; and Bodies established by statute or act of the National Executive.
The Auditor-General’s powers
To provide access documents and information in performing the Auditor-General’s functions and duties. The AGO’s Corporate Plan 2017-2021 outlines our key strategies and objectives to deliver on our mandate.
The Auditor-General is required to report annually to the National Parliament on the audits undertaken subject to its jurisdiction.
The Office of the Auditor General of Papua New Guinea is a Constitutional Officer under section 213 of the Constitution appointed by the Head of State. Section 213 provides for the independence of the Auditor-General in terms of planning, executing and reporting on audits performed by the Office of the Auditor General . In the performance of his function under the Constitution, the Auditor-General is not subject to the control or direction of any person or authority.
Mr. Gordon Kega was appointed the Auditor-General on 14th of June 2018. Mr. Kega’s primary objective is to provide leadership for PNG Office of the Auditor General . He aims to efficiently and effectively fulfil the requirements of the office as stated in section 214 of the Constitution, to invest in and look after the welfare of the human capital and equip the office with adequate resources to perform its function effectively.
Mr. Kega started in PNG Office Office of the Auditor General as an Audit Inspector and worked his way up to his current post, building a wealth of experience in compliance and financial audits, taking up roles in Audit Management, Team Leadership and Regional Directorship. Prior to his acting appointment, Mr. Kega was the Acting Deputy Auditor-General for the Provincial and Local Level Government Division.
Being an Economics Graduate of the University of Papua New Guinea (1984), the Auditor-General also attained a Masters in Business Administration in 2018 from the same University and is a current member of CPA PNG with an Associate status.
Mr Gordon Kega, MBA,CPA
Auditor-General of Papua New Guinea
The following link presents the Office of the Auditor General Strategic Plan 2022 – 2027 which outlines our key strategies and objectives to deliver on our audit mandate.