From 'My Sketchbook'The publication of the recent AG (Auditor General)'s report created quite a bit of stir. What has been refreshing has been the increasing transparency of the process and findings. What had in the past been pretty much swept under the carpet is now (since 2007) finding it's way out into the public domain. And it is fantastic improvement, I must say.
This year the MDA (Media Development Authority) got a bit of thrashing ... deservedly so I thought. And what about SPRING's fiasco with respect to Phillip Yeo's Office? That was kinda indecent the way they handled it. I hope there will be some concrete response to the report. Who will the scapegoat I wonder?
I wonder if there have been other irregularites that have been found but not made public?
Why can't the report be more substantive and complete? For example, the report on our MOH kinda fudges around the use of inadequate KPIs without telling us any details, and cites MOH's rather fuzzy remarks about internal KPIs without telling us what these KPIs are. And since we don't know what the MOH KPIs are....the whole thing is meaningless to us.
One gets the feeling that the AG Office is somehow skirting the issues and 'afraid' to point the finger at where the problems lie.
Lastly as the 'My Sketchbook' cartoon above mocks.... Where is the follow up? Is someone keeping track of remedial actions? The AG's report doesn't mention compliance and follow up actions from previous audits.
So how? I say more needs to be done.