There are considerable weaknesses associated with the follow-up and use of Norwegian development aid funding of the health sector in Malawi. Medicines disappear in the chain out to the patients at hospitals and health centres, creating shortages of important medicines. - The Ministry of Foreign Affairs must strengthen its oversight of the use of the funds, says Auditor General Jørgen Kosmo.
Over half of municipal councils do not receive reporting about the quality of services in important areas. - There is a need for greater awareness of the responsibility municipal councils have for management and oversight of the quality of services, says Auditor General Jørgen Kosmo.
Training establishments and county authorities are not complying with the provisions of the Education Act well enough, and state supervision of vocational education has weaknesses. - The Ministry of Education and Research should consider measures for better follow-up and compliance with the regulations in the area, says Auditor General Jørgen Kosmo.
In 2011 road-users paid NOK 6.6 billion in tolls, while NOK 3.2 billion was paid in 2002. The toll collection companies had NOK 818 million in operating expenses, which amounts to 12.5 per cent of the toll revenues. It is an objective that toll collection shall be carried out at the lowest possible cost. - The investigation shows that this has not been realised, says Auditor General Jørgen Kosmo.
One-third of state-owned buildings in the university and university college sector are in poor condition. This applies particularly to buildings for which the Ministry of Education and Research and the educational institutions are responsible. - The Ministry of Education and Research should be more active in following up the educational institutions that manage their own buildings to ensure that they exercise good property management, says Auditor General Jørgen Kosmo.