President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih has ratified the second amendment to the Audit Act (Act No: 4/2007). The amendment was passed by Parliament on 6 September 2020, at the 33rd sitting of its second session.
The amendment is intended to ensure that the Auditor General can perform his or her mandate independently, while adding safeguards against undue influences that would compromise the integrity or impartiality of the office.
Similarly, it includes ethical guidelines the Auditor-General must abide by, to prevent the misuse of the office’s influence for personal gain. It also prohibits the Auditor-General from being concurrently employed elsewhere during their tenure, or from engaging in any activity that would result in a conflict of interest.
Following ratification, the Act has been published in the Government Gazette.