The views of the Sarawak State Assembly building taken from the air – Bernama file photo
KUCHING: The financial management of a majority of Sarawak’s 32 ministries, departments and agencies last year has been “excellent”, the Auditor-General’s Report 2018 Series 1 said.
The report released today said 24 ministries, departments and agencies performed excellently, seven were good and one was found to be less satisfactory.
The top performing ministry was Ministry of International Trade and e-Commerce with a score of 97.43 per cent, while the Welfare Community Wellbeing, Women, Family and Childhood Development was at the bottom of the table with a score of 62.02 per cent.
The number of ministries, departments and agencies that performed excellently had doubled from 11 in 2017 to 24 last year, while the number of those that were rated good had declined by half from 14 in 2017 to seven last year.
None of the ministries departments and agencies were rated satisfactory rating last year as compared to seven in 2017. As for the less satisfactory rating, there was one last year as compared to none in 2017.
The other top achievers for 2018 were:
Miri Port Authority
Ministry of Urban Development and Natural Resources
Drainage and Irrigation Department
Sewerage Services Department Sarawak
Islamic Religious Department
Chief Minister’s Office
Ministry of Industrial and Entrepreneur Development
Ministry Tourism, Arts, Culture, Youth and Sports
State Treasury Office
Land and Survey Department
Samalaju Port Authority
Ministry of Local Government and Housing
Syariah Judicial Department
Ministry of Infrastructure Development and Transportation
Public Works Department
Ministry of Modernisation of Agriculture, Native Land and Regional Development
Miri Municipal Council
State Judicial Department
Sibu Rural District Council
The Auditor-General (AG) Datuk Nik Azman Nik Abdul Majid said the financial management (accountability index) 2018 finding was based on a new approach which was based on risk.[Source: “Financial management: 24 S’wak ministries, department, agencies rated ‘excellent’ – Auditor-General’s Report” published by BorneoPost Online]