A Nunatsiavut beneficiary is calling on the Nunatsiavut Government to create an independent Auditor General position.
Matthew Pike lives in Happy Valley-Goose Bay.
He was an Ordinary Member candidate for Upper Lake Melville in the May election.
Pike is circulating a petition calling on the Nunatsiavut Government to create an independent Auditor General.
Pike says he believes the position should be created to address concerns that beneficiaries have over the financial state of the government.
The Nunatsiavut Government responded to Matthew Pikes call for an Auditor General in a press release on Friday.
Minister of Finance, Human Resources and Information Technology, Danny Pottle, says the Nunatsiavut Government has no plans to appoint an Auditor General.
He says given the size of the government, it is not necessary to have such a position.
Minister Pottle says they do have an independent external auditor in place.
He adds that “there are enough checks and balances in place to ensure that the
Nunatsiavut Government is transparent and accountable”.