Guest Contributor | Apr 21, 2017 | 0
51st Governing Board of AFROSAI opens
Speaker of the National Assembly, Hon Prof Peter Katjavivi, said that the main objective of the African Organisation of Supreme Audit Institutions (AFROSAI) is to promote and develop the exchange of ideas and experiences among the SAIs of African States in the field of the audit of public finances.
He echoed these remarks at the opening of the 51st Governing Board of the African Organisation of Supreme Audit Institutions (Afrosai) recently.
Katjavivi said knowledge sharing is very important for benchmarking; and he therefore believes that this gathering is a learning curve and an important platform for information sharing amongst yourselves.
“I would like to make reference to the UN General Assembly Resolution A/66/209 of 22 December 2011 which promotes the efficiency, accountability, effectiveness and transparency of public administration by strengthening Supreme Audit Institutions,” said Prof Katjavivi.
According to him, to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals and the AU Agenda 2063, Africa will rely on the work of auditors.
“We expect compliance audit in terms of programmes and policies,” he said.