GAC Hits Back At Kings’ FM Talk Show Host

The General Auditing Commission (GAC) said its attention has been drawn to a tirade of allegations made against Auditor General Yusador Gaye on King’s FM Radio flagship Talk Show “Liberian Talk” on Tuesday, January 30, Wednesday January 31 and Thursday, February 1, 2018.
The GAC said it wants the public to know that the allegations made by the King’s FM Liberian Talk Host Robert Haynes are well planned conspiratorial attempts to willfully castigate and defame the character of its reputed Auditor General for political gains of his sponsors.
The GAC noted that claim by Mr. Haynes that Madam Gaye connived with the Printer of the GAC Act of 2014 at the Foreign Ministry to tamper with the Legislative Approved tenure of four years for the service of the Auditor General to seven years is untrue. “This claim is simply a bold face lie,” a GAC release said.
Setting the record straight, the GAC provided the following pieces of information:
“GAC Act of 2014 Chapter 2.1.5: The Auditor General is appointed for a one term of 7 (seven) years. The process of writing the GAC Act started 2009 and ended 2013. The Act was written with the support of the European Union who sent two legal experts to the GAC at different times. The Act was benchmarked against other Supreme Audit Institutions in English speaking Africa to ensure best practice.”
The Commission also termed as erroneous and wicked, claims that the Auditor General has been siphoning fees charged by the GAC to conduct audits of SOEs and Commissions in accordance with the GAC Act and the Public Financial Management Act of 2009.
The Commission further clarified that all funds paid the GAC by Commissions, SOEs and Donors are strictly paid out in the name of the GAC and such funds are duly accounted for.
The GAC also wants to make it emphatically clear that never did the RIA pay the GAC $600,000 for its audit or NPA $350,000 and the JFK $50,000 as claimed by the Kings FM Talk Show host Robert Haynes. “These claims have no iota of truth in fact and substance- a rudimentary principle each journalist must adhere to at all times when performing their reportorial duties,” the release said.

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