Annual Report 2013 Presented To Governor

The annual report 2013 of the General Audit Chamber was presented to the Governor drs. E.B. Holiday, on Tuesday June 24th 2014, during a short ceremony at the Cabinet of the Governor. As required by law (National Ordinance General Audit Chamber – Landsverordening Algemene Rekenkamer), the annual report was also made available to Parliament. Each year the General Audit Chamber is required report of its activities of the preceding year to both the Governor and Parliament.
In its report, the General Audit Chamber reflects on the audit activities of the previous calendar year and provides an overview of the organization’s activities. The conduct of audits is the main task of the General Audit Chamber.
The Governor was presented a digital copy of the annual report 2013 that is available in both English and Dutch. The delegation from the General Audit Chamber included the Chairman, Mr. Ronald Halman and the Secretary-General, Mrs. Joane Dovale-Meit.
The report, after presentation to the Governor and Parliament is made public and is available for download and viewing on the website of the General Audit Chamber (
As a part of the presentation of the report, the chairman reviewed the contents of the report with the Governor, highlighting areas that continue to have the attention of the General Audit Chamber. Mr. Halman emphasized that the Audit Chamber conducts its work and prepares reports as part of its constitutional task to support and facilitate Parliament. It is Parliament that holds the authority to supervise the activities related to government’s budget and public expenditure.
The report characterizes the year 2013 as “BUSY”. Of the audit-types that the General Audit Chamber is authorized to conduct, one of each was initiated in 2013. Challenges with which the organization had to contend in 2013 are also discussed in the annual report. Advisory tasks other than audit activities with which the General Audit Chamber is tasked are also detailed along with a review of the institutions financial performance.
The Annual Report of the General Audit Chamber must be presented to the Parliament as well as the Governor prior to July 1st of each year. The report, as was the case with previous annual reporting of the General Audit Chamber, has been completed and presented within the legally required timeframe. The annual report 2013 is the fourth report since the establishment of the General Audit Chamber on October 10, 2010.