06 Aug 2013 07:00
WINDHOEK, 06 AUG (NAMPA) - The office of the Auditor-General on Monday hosted a workshop on its stakeholder education strategy.
The one-day workshop took place under the theme Enhancing communication and strengthening stakeholder relationships, and was attended by representatives of various ministries.
Auditor-General Junias Kandjeke said during the event that the first initiative in developing the strategy was to conduct a needs assessment survey on Governments Offices, Ministries and Agencies in order to obtain information on their specific needs, expectations, and communication gaps.
It is against this background that the stakeholder education strategy was developed in order to streamline advisory services to our audit clients, and to strengthen stakeholder interaction and communication, he said.
Kandjeke said it is his offices strategic objective to enhance advisory services for its clients, adding that the office has established a Stakeholder Education Committee which was tasked with the development of the strategy.
The strategy was developed in May this year, and was approved in June.
According to Kandjeke, the office of the Auditor-General, as the supreme audit institution of Namibia, plays an important role by providing Parliament and the public with information on how State resources are managed.
He noted that his office is a crucial institution in promoting accountability, transparency and best practices which enhance public resource management.
Establishing effective external communication practices is a priority to us in order to keep our stakeholders informed and involved. We also view communication with auditing during and after the audit process as a vital part of our communication policy and procedures, he noted.
The stakeholder education strategy workshop was built on three domains - institutional awareness, sharing operational information, and communication of audit results.