THE Seberang Perai City Council (MBSP) has launched its first audit charter which is the first of its kind among local councils in the country.
It was launched in conjunction with the MBSP Audit Day this year.
MBSP mayor Datuk Rozali Mohamud said the audit charter is part of the city council’s efforts to form a culture and system that is based on good governance and integrity.
“The audit charter will be used by an internal audit unit under the MBSP.
“This is important because since last year, the National Audit Department (NAD) has no longer conducted an internal auditing on MSBP. Instead, the exercise will be carried out by our own internal audit unit.
“It will also be used by other MBSP departments as a reference related to internal audit.
“In short, the audit charter serves as a guideline to give a better understanding to all the MBSP staff regarding the roles of auditors, auditee and the internal auditing process,” Rozali said in his speech before launching the audit charter at the MBSP headquarters building in Bandar Perda, Bukit Mertajam today.
On a separate note, Rozali has been elected as part of the Local Government for Sustainability’s (ICLEI) Global Executive Committee from 2021 to 2024 for the first time.
He will hold the position as adviser to the Climate Action and Low Emission Development portfolio of ICLEI.
Rozali said the announcement was made by ICLEI secretary-general Gino Van Begin on Feb 17.
ICLEI has a network of more than 1,500 cities, towns and regions.
The objective of the eminent organisation is to turn cities into sustainable, low-carbon, resilient, eco-mobile, bio-diversified, resource-efficient, as well as encourage green economy and smart infrastructure.
Rozali expressed his utmost appreciation for the appointment and said he would do his best to bring in new ideas to improve the well-being of the people and also to help ICLEI reach its main objectives.
Story by Riadz Akmal
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