Town halls, hospitals, DESCOS, FERA singled out for lack of management in the 2016 Report
In 2016, the Public Report on the State of Governance and Accountability presents in its conception, a triple orientation at the same time, eclectic, thematic and didactic. with regard to its eclectic aspect, this report brings together in its first part a set of considerations involving various entities made up of a few central administrations, several implementing agencies and a certain number of public health establishments. Then in its thematic part, it devotes its second part to the functioning of local authorities which have recently become local authorities.
Thus, like the public reports for the last three years, that of 2016 reports dysfunctions noted in relation to the various control missions conducted by the IGE between April 2015 and July 2016. These dysfunctions relate not only to administrative management of these structures, but also their financial and economic governance, underlines the Auditor General of Senegal Francois Collin. In the 2016 IGE report, the large local authorities of Dakar, Guediawaye, Pikine, Rufisque and Thies but also the municipalities of Fatick, Kaolack, St-Louis and Ziguinchor were pinned down in their management. For the central administration, grievances have been raised at the level of the Directorate of Waters, Forests and Hunting and Soil Conservation (DEFCCS), the Directorate of Surveillance and Control of land use (DESCOS) . We will remember the implementing agencies and assimilated bodies such as the Autonomous Road Maintenance Fund (FERA), APROSI, the Great Green Wall Agency, the National Agency for Applied Scientific Research (ANRSA). Public health establishments such as those of Diourbel, Le Dantec Dakar, the hospital of Pikine, Kaffrine and Tambacounda are also part of the structures pinned down by the General State Inspectorate.
DAGE breaches exposed in the 2017 report
Recurrent shortcomings in the governance of central administration and decentralized state administrations. As in 2016, the General Inspection of State, in its report of 2017, noted still recurring failings in the governance of the central administration and the decentralized administrations of the State. The 2017 report gives a large place to the Directorates of General Administration and Equipment (DAGE) which, within the ministries, are the key players, public procurement as well as human resources and materials management and the budget process, reminded Auditor General Francois Collin.
The report focuses on other national directorates, different entities such as civil protection, food security, the living environment, the environment, the organization of religious or diplomatic events such as the 15th Summit of the Organization of the Francophonie, the 2016 edition of the pilgrimage to Mecca. The DAGEs of the Ministries of Interior, Infrastructure, Land Transport and Opening up, National Education, Higher Education, Culture and Environment and Sustainable Development were checked during the period covered by the IGE report. Investigations have also been carried out in a vehicle acquisition program at ANACIM, the Senegalese Manufactures of Decorative Arts (MSAD), the urban solid waste management program in Dakar, etc. It emerges from the mission of the IGE , the persistence within central and decentralized administrations of anomalies in their administrative management as well as in their financial management.
According to Francois Collin’s sleuths, as recurring shortcomings, there is the violation of legislative and regulatory texts precisely those relating to human resources management, public procurement, accounting for money and materials. Thus, the IGE report highlights several cases of circumvention by the DAGE and other services as well as by the decentralized services of the legal provisions which govern the recruitment, secondment, remuneration and admission to retirement of the state whether they are civil servants or not civil servants.
Drifts in the organization of the 2016 Pilgrimage and the 15th Francophonie Summit
However, according to the IGEs, in the aforementioned reviewed period, the most significant deviations in terms of management were noted during the organization of events or the execution of certain programs. The report focused on the organization and preparation of the 15th Francophonie summit and the 2016 pilgrimage to Mecca. The same is true of the Dakar solid urban waste management program and the program to strengthen and consolidate the achievements of the Ministry of the Environment. “ In all cases, the rules and principles of public procurement and those of public finance have been flouted, as the obligation to compete, efficiency and performance have been lost from view. All in all, the various shortcomings identified confirm once again the imperative need to improve the internal control system and the external control system of administrations in terms of effectiveness, completeness and quality. “Emphasizes the IGE.