27 Mar 2008

Call in Solomons to follow up auditor's report

2:34 pm on 27 March 2008

The Chairman of the Solomon Islands Parliamentary Accounts Committee has called on Parliament to set up a task force to investigate the findings of an auditor general's report.

The Auditor General told Parliament yesterday that he found serious weaknesses to the payroll system in government.

Chairman of the committee, Francis Zama, says Parliament needs to investigate the issue further and find some solutions.

"He says the auditor general had identified a number of problems in the control mechanisms of the central pay roll system, which resulted in serious shortcomings over the last five years. The audit report contained 48 recommendations."

Francis Zama.

The flaw in the system has caused huge problems for government with ghost employees appearing on the payroll.