Billing system collapses: audit shows corruption, inefficiency in Lesco
Dawn, 8 June
The billing system of the Lahore Electric Supply Company (Lesco) seems to have collapsed, along with the electricity supply system, under corruption and inefficiency, according to an internal audit report of the company.
Auditors find risk of fuel fraud still exists
CayCompass, 5 June
Cayman Islands public agencies have cut down on fuel costs and reduced the number of gas cards issued to employees since a 2010 audit report found widespread potential for abuse within the system used to provide petrol for government vehicles.
Audit urges checks on centenarian payments
The Irish Times, 4 June
An internal audit of the Office of the President has recommended stronger checks on payments made to people on their 100th birthday following a surge in the numbers entitled to the €2,540 allowance.
Grants blighted by waste, lack of checks
The Australian, 26 May
Thousands of individual grants – running at more than AUS$800 a month and for amounts as little as AUS$300 each – are being doled out every year by one federal department, raising concerns among economists that millions of dollars are being wasted on inefficient and marginal programmes.
Audit of social services calls for tighter internal controls after $300,000 theft
The Seattle Times, 15 May
The state auditor’s office has completed an investigation into the Department of Social and Health Services after an employee of the agency embezzled $304,755 from a long-term care facility for disabled people.