The Auditor General, Gamini Herath, attended the AFROSAI-E 16th Governing Board meeting and strategic reviews under the themes “SAIs having a voice to influence Governments for greater accountability” and “SAIs having a voice to influence government for greater service delivery” during 6th to 10th May in Maputo, Mozambique.
At the official opening on the 6th, the opening remarks were made by his Excellency the President of Mozambique, Filipe Jacinto Nyusi. The meeting also saw the participation of other high ranking guest speakers on the above themes including Dr Luisa Diago, the former Prime Minister and Minister of Finance of Mozambique and Mr Osten Chulu from the African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) on the implementation of SDGs and African Aspiration for 2063. While attending the meetings, Auditor General also participated in a panel discussion on the theme ‘SAI having a voice to influence government for greater service delivery’ , audit of SDGs and tourism infrastructures, held following a key note address delivered by Mr Osten Chulu from African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) for SDGS/AGENDA 2063, who also moderated the discussion. Other panellists included the Auditors General from Mozambique and Uganda.
The AG of SAI Seychelles was also elected as the Chair of the Audit Sub-Committee for the period 2020 to 2022. The Audit Sub Committee oversees the internal and external audits of the AFROSAI-E Secretariat and help enhance and maintain a high level of good governance, transparency and accountability within the organisation. On the Coastal management audit project SAI Seychelles participated and the resultant country report issued recently, the combined report incorporating the findings from the six participatory countries was produced and submitted to the GB meeting by Secretariat In addition to technical supports and professional guidance being provided over the years, the SAI Seychelles is expected to benefit in the near future as follows:
In-country training on HR with the assistance of resource persons from AFROSAI-E to be held in August/September in Seychelles;
Obtaining the new AFROSAI-E audit management software to be implemented on a pilot basis; AFROSAI-E would send a team to install and train the IT staff on the use of this during this year; and
A possible reduction in the annual membership fees being paid to AFROSAI-E from US$6,600 to US$3,300.Meeting