As the Supreme Audit Institution (SAI) for Sierra Leone, the Audit Service Sierra Leone promotes accountability and good governance.
The Auditor General is mandated to carry out audits on the economy, efficiency and effectiveness with which the audited government entities use their resources in carrying out their responsibilities. The Auditor General is the independent auditor reporting to Parliament.
Section 119 of the 1991 Constitution of Sierra Leone empowers the Auditor General to audit the public accounts of Sierra Leone and of all public offices including the courts, the central and local government administrations, the Universities and public institutions, together with statutory corporations, companies, bodies or organisations set up partly or wholly out of public funds.
Legal and regulatory framework
Audit Service Sierra Leone's mandate is covered by the national legal and regulatory framework which includes:-