Audit Chamber launches website

POSTED: 11/15/11 4:38 AM

St. Maarten – The official website for the General Audit Chamber – www.arsxm.org – was launched on Monday. The website contains information regarding the role and activities of the institution, as well as information on the public budget. Information on events and publications that have been issued since the establishment of the Audit Chamber can also be found on the website. Legislation and the annual report for 2010 can also be found on the website alongside contact information and the audit chamber’s location.
The site was developed by the General Audit Chamber with technical assistance from the local technology firm Computech. The objective is providing information regarding the activities of the General Audit Chamber.
“By law, the reports of the audits carried out by the Audit Chamber are made public. With the public and other stakeholders making more use of electronic media, developing a web presence was a priority for the General Audit Chamber. Funding for the website project, which is part of the larger institutional development initiative for the establishment of High Councils of State, was provided by USONA. As the General Audit Chamber continues to develop and execute its core business, the content of the website will be enhanced,” the Audit Chamber stated in a release.
The General Audit Chamber was established in accordance with the constitution of Country St. Maarten and commenced operations on October 10, 2010. It is one of the High Councils of State and is authorized, by law, to execute audits on the functioning of government in the broadest sense. Audits include regularity reviews of the annual accounts. In addition, the Audit Chamber can autonomously or on request of parliament carry out performance audits as well as investigations related to the integrity of civil servants and public office holders.

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