OUTGOING auditor general Terence Nombembe said yesterday leadership within the government was so poor that some did not even understand their institutions' annual reports.
Nombembe said some public sector leaders had "superficial views" on what was contained in annual reports, which included audit reports, making it difficult for his team to discuss the nittygritty details at length. He was speaking at the 14th annual Association of Public Accounts Committee (Apac) conference yesterday.
The conference is being held as government institutions have three months to get their books in order before the 2014 Operation Clean Audit deadline. Nombembe said a clean audit was not an impossible goal.
"When you try to engage in the details of the items in the reports, we find a challenge with the understanding of the contents of the reports. This leads to frustrations.
"When we assessed the leadership, we saw there was a shortcoming of understanding and limited views.
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