28 Oct 2014 12:20pm
WINDHOEK, 28 OCT (NAMPA) Auditor-General, Junias Etuna Kandjeke was on Saturday appointed as the First Vice-President of the African Organisation of Supreme Audit Institutions (AFROSAI).
He is to serve in this capacity for the next three years.
The appointment took place during the week-long 13th General Assembly of AFROSAI in Sharm El Sheikh in South Sinai Governorate, Egypt.
Kandjeke confirmed all this to Nampa via e-mail on Tuesday, saying the official appointment was done by the governing board of AFROSAI on Sunday in Egypt.
He said he will, however, continue to serve as a member of the governing Board of AFROSAI.
Kandjeke said the next AFROSAI General Assembly will be hosted in Namibia in 2017, and he will automatically be the President of AFROSAI and Chairperson of the General Assembly and the Governing Board from 2017 to 2020.
I was recommended as a candidate by the Secretariat of AFROSAI-E in South Africa before the deadline of 31 July 2014. The General Secretariat of the continental body of AFROSAI, hosted by Cameroon, tabled the candidacy of Namibia to the Governing Board on 26 October 2014 and I was approved as a sole candidate to be rectified by the General Assembly, he said.
AFROSAI-E is the organisation of national audit offices in the English-speaking part of Africa.
According to the AFROSAI statute, the chairman will be the representative of the Supreme Audit Institution of the country where the last regular session of the General Assembly was held; a First Vice-President will be the representative of the Supreme Audit Institution of the country where the next regular session of the General Assembly will be held; and a Second Vice-President will be the representative of the Supreme Audit Institution of the country where the penultimate regular session of the General Assembly was held.
The General Assembly is the highest organ of the AFROSAI, and is organised every three years.
AFROSAI is made up of more than 50 African national Supreme Audit Institutions (SAIs). Members of the AFROSAI Governing Board are elected by General Assembly every three years.
The General Assembly started on 24 October and ends on 30 October 2014.