Section 10 - Appointment Of The Auditor-General

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(1) There shall be an Auditor-General who shall be appointed by the President acting in consultation with the Council of State.

(2) The office of Auditor-General shall be a public office.

(3) A person appointed to be the Auditor-General shall, before entering upon the duties of his office, take and subscribe the Oath of the Auditor-General set out in the Second Schedule to the Constitution.

(4) The Auditor-General shall retire after attaining the age of sixty years but may be engaged for a limited period of not more than two years at a time but not exceeding five years in all and upon such other terms and conditions as the President acting in consultation with the Council of State shall determine.

(5) The salary and allowances payable, and the facilities and privileges available to the Auditor-General shall be determined by the President on the recommendations of a committee of not more than five persons appointed by the President, acting in accordance with the advice of the Council of State.

(6) The salary and allowances payable to the Auditor-General shall be a charge on the Consolidated Fund.

(7) The salary and allowances payable to the Auditor-General, his rights in respect of leave of absence, retiring award or retiring age shall not be varied to his disadvantage during his tenure of office.

(8) The provisions of article 146 of the Constitution relating to the removal of a Justice of the Superior Court of Judicature from office shall apply to the Auditor-General.

(9) The Auditor-General may at any time resign his office in writing addressed to the President.