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SAI-Donor Fund conference

SAI-Donor Fund conference

Auditor General, Mr Herath, attended the SAI-Donor Fund conference fully sponsored by

The Global fund’s Office of the Inspector General during 29-01 December 2023. The conference was organized by AFROSAI-E and attended by Auditors General of the grouping and the members of the donor community.

The presentations and plenary discussions examined and did shed light on the following topics:

SAI-Donor framework challenges (Donor Fund audit; Funding challenges – capacity building and professionalization; In-country capacity-building funding; Feedback on the hosting of API and funding)

SAI and Donor cooperation environment (Reflections on the journey of SAI and Donor collaboration; Successes and challenges)  

Harmonising donor reporting requirements (Critical success factors and challenges; Roundtable discussions; Way forward for increased collaboration)

SAI Digitalisation initiatives

Lessons from SAI capacity-building initiatives in Africa

The role of SAIs in donor-funded programmes

Conference concluded with some resolutions being adopted for making improvements in the SAI-Donor framework. (partial group photo below)

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SAI Seychelles in MANAGEMENT DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME

SAI Seychelles in MANAGEMENT DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME

Two Delegates from the Office of the Auditor General Mrs Nathaniel Volcere (Director of Human Resource) and Mrs Wendy Zialor (Senior Auditor) attended a Management Development Programme (MDP) Training of Trainers Workshop, in Pretoria, South Africa from 27-29 November 2023.  

The workshop was hosted by AFROSAI-E.  The aim of this workshop was to establish a pool of MDP trainers to support AFROSAI-E in implementing the MDP programme in the region.  AFROSAI-E is committed to supporting and cooperating with its member SAIs to enhance their institutional capacity to successfully fulfil their audit mandates, thereby making a difference in the lives of citizens.  Through leadership and management development, it aspires to assist SAIs in aligning their plans, leaders/managers, systems and processes to improve the quality of their audit services and overall performance. Through the AFROSAI-E Management Development Programme (MDP), they aim to facilitate the development of exemplary, technically proficient and ethical leadership teams. 

This workshop was attended by (12) senior SAI officers who will become part of the pool of MDP trainers. (group pic)

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SAI Seychelles attends MOVE

SAI Seychelles attends MOVE

The Afrosai-E hosted this year’s annual technical conference from the 7th to 9th November in Pretoria, South Africa with the theme MOVE.

MOVE 2023 was an innovative event that inspired action. The Conference was a platform for SAIs and other stakeholders to gather and explore the possibilities of movement-be it in technology, auditing techniques, institutional structures or personal growth. SAI Seychelles was represented by two audit managers at the technical conference.

On day one, several discussions were held on the Institutional Capacity Building Framework (ICBF), a tool that enables SAIs to understand their capacity-building needs and priorities.

On day two, transformation was in the spotlight, focusing first on the roadmap towards digital transformation and later during the day the SAI professionalisation journey was discussed. On day three there was a presentation on the outcomes of the annual CBC meeting by SAI south Africa.  This was followed by a session on the sustainable development goals and how SAIs can integrate the SDGs in audits. The conference’s final session saw the launch of two new products on Extractive Industries (EI) audit namely an audit guideline and a new initiative on EI sector groups which enable SAIs to monitor what is happening in that sector. 

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SAI Seychelles in MANAGEMENT DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME

Two Delegates from the Office of the Auditor General Mrs Nathaniel Volcere (Director of Human Resource) and Mrs Wendy Zialor (Senior Auditor) attended a Management Development Programme (MDP) Training of Trainers Workshop, in Pretoria, South Africa from 27-29 November 2023.  

The workshop was hosted by AFROSAI-E.  The aim of this workshop was to establish a pool of MDP trainers to support AFROSAI-E in implementing the MDP programme in the region.  AFROSAI-E is committed to supporting and cooperating with its member SAIs to enhance their institutional capacity to successfully fulfil their audit mandates, thereby making a difference in the lives of citizens.  Through leadership and management development, it aspires to assist SAIs in aligning their plans, leaders/managers, systems and processes to improve the quality of their audit services and overall performance. Through the AFROSAI-E Management Development Programme (MDP), they aim to facilitate the development of exemplary, technically proficient and ethical leadership teams. 

This workshop was attended by (12) senior SAI officers who will become part of the pool of MDP trainers.

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SAI Seychelles attends MOVE

SAI Seychelles is a member of the Afrosai-E of which its Governing Board is made up of the Auditor Generals from 26 English-speaking African countries. The Afrosai-E hosted this year’s annual technical conference from the 7th to 9th November in Pretoria, South Africa with the theme MOVE.

MOVE 2023 was an innovative event that inspired action. The Conference was a platform for SAIs and other stakeholders to gather and explore the possibilities of movement-be it in technology, auditing techniques, institutional structures or personal growth. SAI Seychelles was represented by two audit managers at the technical conference.

Move 2023 started with a keynote address by Mr Joseph Asunka, the CEO of Afrobarometer, in which the main focus was on citizen perspective on the state of the continent.

 Afrobarometer is a pan-African survey research organization, which has reliable insights into African citizens’ experiences, evaluations and aspirations regarding democracy, governance and quality of life. This was followed by plenary discussions by the AFROSAI-E on the Institutional Capacity Building Framework (ICBF) a tool that enables SAIs to understand their capacity-building needs and priorities.

On day two, transformation was in the spotlight, focusing first on the roadmap towards digital transformation and later during the day the SAI professionalisation journey was discussed. On day three there was a presentation on the outcomes of the annual CBC meeting by SAI south Africa.  This was followed by a session on the sustainable development goals and how SAIs can integrate the SDGs in audits. The conference’s final session saw the launch of two new products on Extractive Industries (EI) audit namely an audit guideline and a new initiative on EI sector groups which enable SAIs to monitor what is happening in that sector.

OAG Annual report 2022

Submission of Annual Report 2022

The report of the Auditor General for 2022 was recently submitted to the Speaker of the National Assembly as required by the Constitution and the Auditor General Act.

The report presents the results of my audit of the Annual Financial Statements (AFS) of the Government for 2022 and various other audits undertaken in the Ministries, Departments, Offices and Agencies (MDAs) subject to my audit. Also, included in the report is a special audit review of the management of the Cleaners’ Co-operative for the period 2020 to 2022, undertaken at the request of the Ministry of Finance. The report arising was submitted to the Minister for Finance in March this year.

The main objectives of this report are to:

  • draw the attention of the National Assembly, Government, accounting officers and other decision makers to matters arising from carrying out my oversight role as the Auditor General;
  • comment and provide information on various public finance management aspects and administrative issues;
  • highlight some recommendations for improvement in good governance, accountability and transparency in the public sector; and
  • provide an update on the status of remedial action taken by various MDAs based on previous audit reports.

These audits were completed during the audit cycle from September 2022 to August 2023. I am pleased to note that many matters raised in audit management letters issued to the Accounting Officers throughout the audit cycle, have been dealt with satisfactorily. However, some still remain to be addressed.