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Internal Audit Unit

The Internal Audit Unit is an independent appraisal unit in the ministry that reports administratively to the permanent secretary (controlling officer).


  • To determine the accuracy of financial transactions
  • To determine the level of compliance with government policies, laws, contracts and procedures
  • To evaluate financial and operational systems/processes for effectiveness and adequacy of internal controls and provide advice and guidance on control aspects of new policies, systems and procedures
  • To verify the existence of government assets and recommend improvements to management to ensure that proper safeguards are maintained to protect them from loss and possible fraud
  • To provide an advisory service to controlling and accounting officers
  • To provide internal audit reports to the ministerial audit committee.

Financial regulations in place;

  • To sensitize and orient the three services both within and outside Lusaka in various financial management aspects
  • To generate and produce financial reports for ultimate production of Government financial reports.