AFROSAI-E and the GIZ GFG Programme today issued a Pocket Guide for SAIs on Considerations for Responses to Disasters. In her foreword, the Auditor General of Sierra Leone, Ms Lara Taylor Pearce, dedicates this Pocket Guide to Mr Kimi Makwetu for his notable efforts in leading his SAI to perform COVID-19 related audits.
The Pocket Guide is pitched at a strategic level with an objective to give strategic level guidance to SAIs on considerations to be taken, when preparing and responding to disaster situations throughout the three phases of a disaster cycle. It goes on to give prominence to some fundamental audit practices such as remote auditing and real-time audits.
Through the issuance of this Pocket Guide, AFROSAI-E and the GIZ GFG programme have empowered SAIs in the INTOSAI community with yet another tool and opportunity to remain relevant during disaster situations in a manner which gives value and benefits to the citizens of their countries.