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Audit Hits LIS …From 2,388 Personnel On Payroll, 148 Not Accounted For

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By: Elbie Sebleh

MONROVIA: Commissioner of the Liberia Immigration Service (LIS), Steven Zargo, has disclosed that the LIS has recently been audited by the Internal Audit Agency (IAA), and the activities and operations of the Human Resource at the Liberia Immigration Service (LIS) were thoroughly examined.

Speaking at the Ministry of Information, Cultural Affairs and Tourism (MICAT) regular press conference on Thursday, May 9, 2024, Commissioner Zargo said, that the goal was to assess the adequacy of internal controls and ensure compliance with accounting, financial, and administrative procedures.

According to him, during the audit, headcounts were conducted to authenticate LIS personnel within the 15 counties, along with a review of the March 2024 payroll.

He explained that the audit revealed some concerning findings.

Out of the 2,388 personnel on the payroll, 148 were not accounted for, while 2,137 were properly accounted for.

The immigration boss furthered that 62 personnel were accounted for but not assigned, 27 were reported as deceased, 6 were on travel, 4 had resigned, and 4 were away on leave.

He also added that the payroll discrepancies were flagged during the HR audit, prompting the Internal Audit Division to submit a comprehensive report to the LIS management.

The report aims to support the implementation of necessary reforms for a more efficient and effective Liberia Immigration Service.

“We are committed to ensuring transparency and accountability within the LIS,” stated the Head of the Internal Audit Division. “By addressing these issues, we strive to build a stronger institution that serves the people of Liberia with integrity.”

At the same time the LIS senior management expressed gratitude for the support provided by the Internal Audit Division and emphasized their commitment to implementing the recommended reforms.

Revealing that the goal is to create a more streamlined and effective Liberia Immigration Service, ensuring the highest standards of professionalism and service to the nation.

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