Kandjeke urges SAIs to fight corruption

21 Apr 2016 15:30pm
WINDHOEK, 21 APR (NAMPA) - Supreme Audit Institutions (SAIs) should strengthen the fight against corruption by enhancing transparent accountability in their countries.
Namibian Auditor-General Junias Kandjeke said this in his capacity as African Organisation of Supreme Audit Institutions (AFROSAI) First Vice President during the opening of a three-day meeting of the AFROSAI task force on strategy priority in Yaoundé, Cameroon on Wednesday.
AFROSAI aims to promote and develop the exchange of ideas and experience among SAIs in Africa in the field of the audit of public finances by implementing systematic studies concerning the audit of public finances.
“I would like to urge SAIs to make their contribution on effective governance and strengthen the fight against corruption by enhancing transparent accountability in their own countries; and by starting within their own institutions,” he said in his speech availed to Nampa on Wednesday.
Kandjeke pointed out that the meeting will discuss important topics for the organisation such as AFROSAI’s contribution to the 2016 International Congress of Supreme Audit Institutions (INCOSAI) technical themes; and sustainable development goals and professionalisation.
He noted that these topics are significant to address collectively the global issues facing the SAI and enable members to share experiences and benefit from one another.
“Uniformity or guidance for the SAI community is crucial in order to track progress, monitor implementation and identify improvement opportunities of sustainable development goals in respective environments,” Kandjeke said.
He urged the participants to come up with concrete steps and initiatives to implement the professionalisation agenda at regional level, and at the same time significantly contribute to the implementation of the 2016 to 2030 Development Agenda.
“I should however request participants to think how these technical themes can be aligned to the African Union Agenda 2063 and national priorities, visions and other development plans,” Kandjeke said.
The meeting ends Friday.