The audit committee is supposed to supervise internal checks on Belgian ministries. Mr De Samblanx claims that he is encountering resistance from some ministries. He says that they are not refusing scrutiny outright, but are setting all kinds of conditions that make comprehensive scrutiny impossible.
Mr De Samblanx added that over half the presidents of Belgian public services are unwilling to allow internal audits.
"We also received too little support from the government that bears final responsibility"Mr De Samblanx said.
Michel De Samblanx' deputy, Philippe Decré, succeeds him.