African Organisation of English-speaking Supreme Audit Institutions

Auditor-General of Ghana wins Integrity Personality of 2019 award

The Ghana Integrity Initiative, the local chapter of Transparency International, held their first Integrity Awards Ceremony in December 2019. During this prestigious event, the Auditor General of Ghana, Mr Daniel Yaw Domelevo, was named the Integrity Personality for 2019. The Integrity Awards seek to recognise the efforts of outstanding individuals and public sector institutions that…

New cooperation agreements with SAI Sweden and SAI Norway

This year heralds the start of a new Strategic Plan period for AFROSAI-E. With the Strategic Plan for 2020 – 2024 coming into effect on 1 January, we are delighted that two of our long-standing institutional partners have committed their continued support to the region for this period. Our collaboration with the Swedish National Audit…

Zambia welcomes new Auditor General

On 18 December 2019, the Office of the Auditor General of Zambia welcomed its new Auditor General, Dr. Dick Chellah Sichembe.   Dr. Sichembe is an experienced Chartered Accountant and Economist. He has over 20 years’ extensive experience in public sector accounting, having held various senior positions in the public service with the highest rank…

Your Story – Ethics in Public Sector Accountancy

We need your stories about the ethical challenges you have experienced working as a professional accountant or auditor in the public sector. The African Professionalisation Initiative (API) is an initiative that seeks to address the shortage of professional accountants and auditors (generally referred to as “accountants”) in the African public sector through partnership with key…

National Audit Office of Tanzania gets new Controller and Auditor General

On 3 November 2019, President of the United Republic of Tanzania, Dr. John Pombe Magufuli, appointed Mr. Charles Edward Kichere as the new Controller and Auditor General (CAG) of the National Audit of Tanzania (NAOT). The new CAG, who was the former boss of the Tanzania Revenue Authority (TRA), received a warm welcome from the…

2019 Technical Update – Model Institutions that Lead by Example

Close to 180 participants gathered in the picturesque city of Cape Town for the 14th Technical Update. In addition to our member- SAIs, representatives from Brazil, Fiji, Portugal, Cape Verde, Guinea Bissau, Norway, Sweden and the Netherlands were also in attendance along with key stakeholders from the region. For the first time, the Technical Update…

WGEI & AFROSAI-E collaborates on Product Sharing Agreements course

The INTOSAI Working Group on Audit of Extractive Industries (WGEI) in collaboration with AFROSAI-E, is pleased to announce a training course dedicated to understanding and auditing management of Production Sharing Agreements/Contracts (PSAs). The training will be most relevant to SAIs in countries that implement the PSA model. Participants will gain knowledge on how to identify risks…

Building sustainable training capacity

Increasing the number and quality of expert trainers, facilitators and resource persons in the region, is a fundamental step towards sustainable capacity building. The AFROSAI-E Training-of-Trainers initiative, implemented with the support of the Swedish National Audit Office, is a direct response to achieving this goal. The first phase of the ToT programme included two workshops…

Welcome to new Head of SAI for Mauritius

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Mr Sunil Charanjivshign Romooah as the new Director of Audit for the National Audit Office of the Republic of Mauritius. Mr Romooah was appointed with effect of 1 August 2019. On behalf of the AFROSAI-E community, we wish him all the best as he takes up the…

AG Kenya and AG Mauritius terms of office concludes

Mrs Kwee Chow Tse Yuet Cheong, the Head of SAI Mauritius retired in August 2019. Mr Edward Ouko, the Head of SAI Kenya, also concluded his term of office in August. On behalf of the AFROSAI-E region, we applaud them for their efforts to strengthen public sector auditing in the region during their respective terms.…