Liberian foreign missions are the latest and perhaps the last to come in the way of the laser beam of the General Auditing Commission (GAC)of Liberia in its fight to curb fraud, waste, and abuse in government in keeping with its statutory requirement under the leadership of Auditing General John Morlu whose contract expires next April and from all indication, has no plans to renew his contract with his employer, the European Union.
Information corroborated by sources within the General Auditing Commission and Liberian foreign missions in the United States, the GAC will dispatch their auditing team next month to audit Liberian Permanent Mission at the United Nations and Embassy in Washington DC.
Details of the audit and the audit team date of departure are yet to be released but our sources say all is set and what is left is for the Auditor General Morlu to return from the United States shortly to put the finally touches on the team’s mission to send them to what is termed in the circles of the commission as their Director’s final big audit obligation to be performed before his final exist in April this year.
What prompts the auditing of Liberian foreign missions specially at the last minutes of the Auditor General’s tenure at the General Auditing Commission is not clear but it is believe d that the foreign service is one area where the commission had never directed its attention and wishes to atleast leave the GAC imprints on Liberian foreign missions as it has done on other institutions of government. Others say the foreign missions came on the radar of the Auditing Commission after several media reports including this institution’s own publication of December 8, 2010 edition in which it brought attention to the deplorable conditions of Liberian foreign missions which among other conditions, lay in shambles, neglect, inefficient, and sloppiness have taken over the state of affairs of Liberian foreign mission with the Permanent Mission at the United Nations and embassy in Washington DC at the top of this unfortunate and troubling state of Liberian foreign missions.
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