December 1, 2022
Majuro, MH., On Thursday November 24, 2022, the Auditor-General, Mr. Junior Patrick, attended the 32nd Governing Body meeting of the Pacific Association of Supreme Audit Institutions (PASAI) in Auckland, New Zealand. Mr. Patrick attended the PASAI Governing Board meeting in the capacity as the current Micronesia Representative.
PASAI is the official association of supreme audit institutions (government audit offices and similar organizations, known as SAIs) in the Pacific region. PASAI promotes transparent, accountable, effective, and efficient use of public sector resources in the Pacific. It contributes to that goal by helping its member SAIs improve the quality of public sector auditing in the Pacific to uniformly high standards. The Governing Board sets PASAI’s direction and oversees the activities of its Secretariat. The Government Board is responsible for formulating strategies and policies for the organization. The Board also approves the 3-year workplan and budget and the rules for the conduct of PASAI activities.
During the meeting, the Board received updates from PASAI’s Chief Executive Officer, Mrs. Esther Lomeko-Poutoa and her staff at the Secretariat on its activities during the first four months of 2022-2023 financial year. The Members also reviewed and endorsed certain revisions to PASAI’s policies and also commenced work on developing PASAI’s next Strategic Plan.
The meeting was chaired by Mr. Sairusi Dukuno, the Acting Auditor-General of Fiji and Chair of the PASAI Governing Board and was joined online by Mr. John Ryan, PASAI Secretary-General and Controller and Auditor-General of New Zealand.
The OAG would like to thank the PASAI Members and Secretariat for their work in the region.
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