Concerns are now being raised by the Alliance for Change over the recent appointment of the Finance Minister’s wife, Geetanjali Singh as the Director of the Auditor General Office. For some time now she has been acting in the position. The Auditor General’s office has oversight over government spending,
While the Finance Minister is responsible for managing the allocation and settlement of tax payers money his wife is accountable for ensuring that there are no abuses in the system.
But AFC Member of Parliament Trevor Williams believes the appointment is a clear conflict of interest and a breach of the professional code of accountants.
Williams said the Audit Office appointments must follow the law and his party will ensure that the high level of corruption that is taking place under the present administration comes to an end.
The AFC strongly believes for corruption to be stamped out there must be qualified and professional individuals in the system.