Audit Report Identifies Unutilised Budget in Gov't Offices

January 15 , 2022


Audit Report Identifies Unutilised Budget in Gov't Offices

The Office of the Auditor-General has identified unutilised budgets in several offices. The audit report from the Office, which is mandated to conduct periodic audits on government institutions, covers performance during the 2019/20 budget year. Among those identified to have underutilised budgets is the Ministry of Education. According to the report, the Ministry did not use 750 million Br from its budget, 96pc of this represents funds allocated in the form of the capital budget. In the fiscal year, the Ministry's adjusted budget was 812 million Br, according to the report. The report notes the underutilisation of the budget could affect the implementation of planned activities. The Ministry of Health also had over 630 million Br left unused from its 2019/20 budget, according to the report. Similarly, the Authority for Research & Conservation of the Cultural Heritage, previously under the auspices of the Ministry of Culture & Tourism, had about 170 million Br in unutilised budget.


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