They are gathered on the occasion of the 54th steering committee meeting of the African Organisation of Supreme Audit Institutions (AFROSAI).
Officials of supreme state audit institutions in Africa under the canopy of the African Organisation of Supreme Audit Institutions (AFROSAI) are meeting in the nation’s capital Yaounde for the 54th steering committee meeting of the continental outfit. The gathering which started on August 7, is expected to end today.
The official kick off of the come-together was given by Cameroon’s Minister Delegate at the Presidency in charge of the Supreme State Audit Office, Mbah Acha née Fomundam Rose Ngwari, who holds the position of Secretary General of AFROSAI. The opening ceremony was marked by a brief cocktail which was offered the visiting delegations.
Minister Fomundam Rose told reporters that the meeting in Yaounde “makes us [Cameroon] proud because we occupy the post of general secretariat.” She said the objectives of the meeting are important and its achievement can help improve discipline in the management of public finances in the continent. For his part, the President of AFROSAI, Junias Etuna Kandjeke appreciated the warm reception and hospitality offered by the host – Cameroon.
The executive members of AFROSAI have been holding sub-committee meetings and reviewing different reports. They have also already shared their different experiences in the fight against corruption in the light of illicit financial flow and the challenge for the continent. Before separating, they will examine and adopt the 2019 budget of the organisation, choose a theme for the next general assembly, amongst others. The participants are coming from Namibia, Senegal, Egypt, Algeria, Burundi, Côte d’Ivoire, Gabon, Morocco, Mozambique, Sierra Leone, Kenya, Tunisia, Zambia, Zimbabwe and South Africa.
AFROSAI was established as a response to the resolutions of the International Organization of Supreme Audit Institutions (INTOSAI). Its fundamental objective is to establish close cooperation among its members for an African regional integration capable of meeting the expectations of INTOSAI. It has a membership of 54 Supreme Audit Institutions that include audit courts, auditors, controllers-general and state inspectorates.