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AUDIT OFFICE REVEALS IRREGULARITIES AT NATL PARKS, CALLS FOR CHANGES IN PUBLIC SECTOR INTERNAL CONTROLS

 

A series of irregularities have been revealed at national parks around Hungary, the State Audit Office said. Audits have been held at each of Hungary’s ten national parks and it has been established that some national park directorates failed to fulfil the conditions for national and financial asset management, the statement said. The State Audit Office has submitted five proposals to the minister of agriculture and additional ninety proposals to directors of the national parks to correct the irregularities, it added.
In a separate statement, citing the results of audits carried out between 2015 and 2018, the office said the current internal control system of the public sector fails to fulfil its purpose and a full review of the system was justified. The office revealed that internal controls did not work effectively in 90.7% of public institutions and 96.7% of local councils, and failed to help top leaders make clear decisions. It is the task of the minister in charge of public finances to initiate a review of the controls system, the audit office said.