Luanda - The National Assembly speaker, António Paulo Kassoma, said Thursday in Luanda that the creation of the Audit Court shows the democratic maturity of the Angolan people, which led to the emergence in 1996 of a specialised court to monitor the
action of public managers.
"In fact, though created in 1996 under the already repealed Law 5/96 of April 12, for reasons of organisation and creation of material and technical conditions, only in 2001, with the swearing-in of its presiding judge and other counselling judges, did the Audit Court effectively start functioning,” said Paulo Kassoma.
Paulo Kassoma was addressing the opening of a workshop under the 11th anniversary of the Audit Court, April 12.
He said over the last few years, the Court recorded a growth both in form and substance, organics and performance.
The speaker explained that the organic growth has to do with the increase in the number of workers in the face of demand and increment in the number of public institutions accountable to the court.
As to technical growth, he added, it concerns the improvement of the methods of work, as a result of the dynamics of the management methods on the part of the supervising organs and of the need to standardise the action of the court with the auditing principles of the International Supreme Audit Institutions (INTOSAI).
On the other hand, Paulo Kassoma said the improvement to the management of public funds has contributed to the amelioration of the living of the populations translated in the effort made by the country toward accomplishing the millennium goals.
The workshop discussed such topics as accountability, financial responsibility and supervision of public works and was witnessed by the chiefs of the Supreme Court, Cristiano André, Constitutional Court, Rui Ferreira, and Audit Court, Julião António.
It was also attended by Government officials, members of Parliament, political parties, representatives of the Ombudsman, of the Armed Forces and other institutions.