October 5, 2022
Machakos: January, 2022
The Auditor-General has challenged auditees to think beyond financial statements when dealing with auditors, for the process to have an impact.
The Office of the Auditor-General is not only interested with sound financial statements but also confirms if the public funds have been utilised lawfully and in an effective manner.
“When we audit these projects we just don’t look at figures, we look at how they will impact the lives and livelihoods of the people. These are huge projects that have the potential to do just that,” she said.
She spoke during a familiarization visit to Konza Technopolis, a key flagship project of Kenya’s vision 2030, which is the country’s development blue print.
The Auditor-General was accompanied by senior staff from the Office was received by the Konza Technopolis Development Authority (KoTDA) management, headed by the CEO John Tanui.
The Auditor–General appreciated the progress the Authority, which is managing the technopolis had so far realized saying there is room for improvement.
“The work being done here is about sustainable economic growth, legislation, quality and timely service delivery. Our role is to influence that with the audits we carry out and reports we submit to Parliament,” said the AG.
Some of the projects at Konza city include the Konza complex, Kenya Electricity Transmission Company (Ketraco) substations, digital media city, solar farm, science and technology park, among others.