His Excellency the President, Major-General (Ret’d) Jioji Konusi Konrote opened the International Organization of Supreme Audit Institutions’s (INTOSAI) 28th Working Group Meeting on IT Audit (WGITA), in Nadi.

“Supreme audit institutions are a vital component of a functioning democracy,” he said.

“As you are all aware of, it supports parliaments in holding governments to account on how they manage and utilizeI public funds and resources. Fiji is no exception in this.”

Fiji is the first Pacific Island country to host the meeting, following a successful lobby by Fijian Auditor-General, Mr. Ajay Nand.

“The developed nations need to learn from them and at the same time, the developed nations should give us the opportunities to build our capabilities in this part of the world. So for that reason this meet is very important,” Mr Nand noted.

Fiji is represented by a team of five from the Office of the Auditor General Fiji, which is also hosting the 9th Performance Audit Seminar this week.

There are representatives from over 30 affiliated countries.

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