Office of the Auditor-General
Promoting Public Sector Accountability and Sustainability through our Audits
The Office of the Auditor-General of Fiji (OAG) assists the Auditor-General deliver against the mandate of the Constitution of the Republic of Fiji and the Audit Act 1969. The work of OAG is also governed by auditing standards issued by the International Organisation of Supreme Audit Institutions and the Fiji Institute of Accountants, which are in compliance with the standards issued by the IAASB.
Performance Audit on the Administration and Management of Bus Fare Assistance through E-Ticketing for the School Children, Elderlies and Persons with Disability
The Bus Fare Assistance program through electronic ticketing was implemented in 2017 to assist school students from low income earning families to attend school, the elderly and the disabled to be able to travel when required. This program is aligned to the 5 Year and 20 Year National Development Plan. E-transport assistance was implemented for fundamental reasons; firstly for students to reduce the financial burden on parents who are unable to afford transportation costs involved in sending children to school while at the same time enable students to gain access to quality education and promoting equality; secondly to recognise the contribution of senior citizens and disabled persons in the country.
This report contains summaries and the Auditor General’s analysis of the audit findings, the quality and timeliness of financial reporting by Provincial Councils, the audit opinions issued on the financial statements and the key reasons for such opinions, internal control assessments, other significant issues identified from the audits and high level recommendations aimed to strengthen financial reporting, governance and internal controls.
This performance audit was carried out to assess whether the institutional framework for the management of Traffic Congestion along the Suva-Nausori corridor are adequate and effective.