The NEWS (Monrovia)

13 December 2012

Liberia: Kilby Holds Talks With U.S. Counterpart

Auditor General Robert L. Kilby is in the United States to hold talks with his American counterpart, Gene L. Dodaro, in continuation of series of international consultations with Auditor Generals around the world.

According to a dispatch, Auditor General Kilby will also hold discussions with the Chief Financial Officer of the District of Columbia, Mr. Natwar M. Gandhi on Friday, December 14, 2012.

According to a GAC release, the discussion will focus on the workforce system and at the same time open avenues to establish the forensic laboratory at the General Auditing Commission.

The discussions with these officials follow an international conference sponsored by the International Monetary Fund and the International Consortium on Governments Financial Management in Washington DC.

The Conference, according to the release, centered on the INTOLSAL standards and framework, E-Government and the Public Sector Accounting Standards.

"The intent of these Accounting and Management systems is to eventually do away with manual system and focus on the technology aspect of auditing," the release said.

The Auditor General is part of a Liberian government delegation attending a conference in Washington. DC, the United States of America.

The visit to the United States by Mr. Kilby followed recent visit to Kenyan, where he graced the graduation ceremony of more than thirty GAC students studying at the University of Nairobi.

Mr. Kilby held discussions with the GAC sponsored students and commended them for the level of achievements in the various fields of studies.

Meanwhile, the General Auditing Commission in partnership with the World Bank is pleased to announce that tickets and other necessary travelling documents have been dispatched to Kenya to facilitate the return of the students.

All 33 students are due home by 22 December 2012.

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