Summary of Findings
The Sawla-Tuna- Kalba District Assembly scored 48 per cent in the overall assessment of its performance, based on the GAS audit findings. Strengths: The audit shows that, to a large extent, the Assembly adheres to the procurement law in selecting and awarding contracts and that it also engages with the communities and other stakeholders to identify projects that would address their developmental needs. Weaknesses: The audit, however, revealed gaps in how the Assembly procures and engages contractors, monitors and supervises the execution of projects, makes payments to contractors, among others. It also
Bid advertisements should be published in at least two newspapers as required by the Public Procurement Manual. All activities relating to the tendering processes should be properly documented. The Assembly should conduct regular monitoring and supervision of projects to ensure that all project specifications are adhered to and should keep documentation of such activities. All PVs should be vetted by the Internal Audit Unit before payments are made. Conduct detailed checks on the contractors’ valuation of work performed before PVs are raised and payment effected.
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