Former Audit Bureau head resigned at PM’s request — MP

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AMMAN — Representative Ali Al-Khalayleh confirmed on Wednesday that Prime Minister Bisher Al-Khasawneh had summoned former Audit Bureau head Assem Haddad and asked him to resign from his post, Jo24 reported.اضافة اعلان

Khalayleh said during a Lower House session, at which a preliminary discussion on the Audit Bureau report for 2021 took place, that the former head of the Audit Bureau had been about to travel as part of an official delegation, but before the flight date, he was summoned by Khasawneh and asked to resign. Khalayleh had personally verified this information, he noted.

The Lower House, he said, “should not be complacent” concerning its right to monitor the government, as reports from the Audit Bureau of misuse of public funds increase every year. He called on those present to question Haddad about the reasons for his resignation.

Pointing to a case reported in a previous Audit Bureau report, he said: "It is inconceivable that an employee is paid JD250,000 from two ministries without going to work a single day.”

"It cannot be right that the head of the Audit Bureau is appointed upon the recommendation of the Prime Minister," he added.

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