Prime Minister, Omar Razzaz, met on Thursday with the team tasked with reviewing the irregularities contained in the Audit Bureau's report 2018.
During the meeting, which was attended by Minister of State for Prime Minister Affairs / Team Leader, and Chief of the Audit Bureau, Abed Kharabsheh, Razzaz praised the team's continuous efforts to rectify the irregularities mentioned in the report prior to its official issuance, adding this effort will enhance the values of integrity and transparency, in a bid to avoid their recurrence in the future
The Prime Minister also praised the cooperation of various government departments and institutions with the Audit Bureau, aimed to gradually start rectifying violations and to transfer cases of suspected corruption to the Integrity and Anti-Corruption Commission (IACC).
Razzaz stressed the necessity of drawing a "clear" framework for evaluating performance, enhancing the level of internal control in governmental institutions, and boosting the role of their supervisory units to contribute to reducing irregularities and to stop wasting public money.
The Prime Minister listened to a briefing by Minister of State for Prime Minister Sami Dawood on the main violations and issues the team has dealt with.
Dawood said the measure to review the Audit Bureau's 2018 report before handing it over officially constitutes a new government approach in dealing with the bureau's reports.
In a press statement after the meeting, Dawood said the team will next week begin studying the 2019 oversight outcomes to enable them in the coming years to review irregularities gradually and to begin rectifying them.
He announced the amounts expected to be recovered this year amount to JD110 million, adding 37 cases involving suspicions of corruption were transferred to the IACC, and 48 others to the prosecutor General for clear violations.