Report into the 2016/17 audit has been released and again it was a disclaimer or opinion.
The Auditor General, Peter Lokay in his letter to the Premier, dated 21st August 2018 stated in sufficient evidence as main reason for not making an audit opinion. Mr Lokay said the closing cash and cash equivalent for the year 31st March 2017 did not reconcile, in accuracy in cash receipts and payments. He said although the Province complied with requirements of the Public Finance and Audit act, the information provide by TPG in its 2016/17 financial statement is not sufficient as required by section 39 of the Provincial Government Act 1997. The Provincial Secretary in his response re assured the office of the Auditor General to address the issues raised. Temotu Province is working toward having a clean audit report and is making effort to reduce audit issues raised in future assessments.