Overseas Diplomatic mission

Samoan govt's concern over lack of audits on diplomatic missions

TheĀ Samoa ObserverĀ reports Cabinet approved this after a request from the Audit Office, amid concerns of a four-year period since the accounts of Samoa's diplomatic missions were last audited.

The Deputy Prime Minister and the Minister for the Audit Office, Tuala Iosefo Ponifasio, said he couldn't understand why it took so long for the missions to be audited when it should be done annually.

But he said missions' finances have not been totally neglected as they are monitored by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade.