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Representative of the SAI at 20th session of the Parliamentary committee on human rights and freedom

Podgorica, 17th December 2021 – State auditor – head of sector IV Zorica Knežević has participated at the 20th session of the Parliamentary committee on human rights and freedom dedicated to discussion of the Proposal law on Budget of Montenegro for 2022 related to the following budgetary spending units: Fund for protection and exercising of minority rights – Improvement and protection of human and minority rights and promotion of gender equality and National councils - Improvement and protection of human and minority rights and promotion of gender equality.

State auditor – head of sector IV Zorica Knežević has informed the Committee that at the initiative of the Committee on human rights and freedom and taking into account other criteria defined in the Guidelines of the SAI for proposing and selecting audits, the SAI has changed the Annual audit plan for 2021 and included an audit of the Annual financial statement of the Fund for protection and exercising of minority rights and of the National council for 2020. In this regard, the state auditor - head of sector IV has informed the Committee that the field work in auditing the Fund for protection and exercising of minority rights has been finalized and work on the Preliminary audit report is ongoing. The field work in auditing the Annual financial statement of the National council for 2020 is ongoing.