Business
500 African auditors to attend conference in Uganda
Publish Date: Feb 19, 2014
500 African auditors to attend conference in Uganda
Mervyn King, the chairman of South Africa’s King committee on corporate governance which produced King I, II and III, will address the conference
  • mail
  • img
newvision

By Francis Kagolo

Uganda is to host the first African Federation of Institutes of Internal Auditors (AFIIA), which is to bring together over 500 auditing professionals from across the world.


Sponsored by the Vision Group and Pricewater House Coopers, the three-day conference will start on April 6 at the Commonwealth Resort Munyonyo.

The commissioner for inspection and internal audit at the ministry of finance, Dr. Fixon Akonya, told journalists at the Media Centre in Kampala that Mervyn King, the chairman of South Africa’s King committee on corporate governance which produced King I, II and III, will address the conference.

Uganda’s auditor general John Muwanga and his counterparts from Kenya and Tanzania will also address the conference under the theme, “unity in diversity, one continent, one internal auditing profession.”

According to Akonya, the general conference will be preceded by the workshop of leaders of institutes in africa on April 6-7, 2014, and the board and audit committee workshop on April 8.

“These events will bring together leaders of internal audit institutes and internal audit professionals from across the continent. It is the first of its kind in Africa,” he said.

The auditors are to discuss ways to improve governance, risk management and controls across the continent.
Other keynote speakers will include the auditor general of South African as well as officials from international intitute of internal auditors including its chairman Paul Sobel.

“The conference will demonstrate the progress of the auditing profession in Uganda, showcase our beautiful country to the rest of Africa, raise the profile of accountability, governance and risk management on the continent,” Akonya said.

The statements, comments, or opinions expressed through the use of New Vision Online are those of their respective authors, who are solely responsible for them, and do not necessarily represent the views held by the staff and management of New Vision Online.

New Vision Online reserves the right to moderate, publish or delete a post without warning or consultation with the author.Find out why we moderate comments. For any questions please contact digital@newvision.co.ug

  • mail
  • img
blog comments powered by Disqus
Also In This Section
World markets plunge on fears of weaker global growth
World stock markets plunged further on Tuesday as more gloomy evidence emerged of China''s economic slowdown, triggering heavy sell-offs from Hong Kong to New York and raising fears of weakening global growth....
Consider solar more as alternative power source- Eskom boss
The new head of power generating firm, Eskom has advised Uganda to explore its solar potential seriously as an alternative to the hydropower to increase electricity reach....
Top Ugandan executives to woo investors at UNAA meet in Louisiana
Top executives of major government agencies are heading to the 27th Annual Uganda North American Association (UNAA) Convention in New Orleans, Louisiana to address the Ugandan Diaspora community....
NARO launches modern agricultural practices campaign in schools
The National Agricultural Research Organisation (NARO) has launched its campaigns for sustainable modern agricultural practices in rural schools to ensure quick dissemination of the new farming technologies already invented, for increased quality and quantity of farm produce, job creation, food sec...
Inflation drops to 4.8%
Data from the statistics house shows that average annual headline inflation has reduced by 0.6 percentage points to 4.8% in August due to lower food, fuel, energy and utility prices...
Farmers to cut cocoa for food crops
The Rwenzori Diocese Bishop, Rt. Rev. Reuben Kisembo, has told farmers in Bundibugyo to cut down some of the cocoa trees to create more space for food production or else people are likely to be affected by hunger...
Are poor parliamentary debates a result of removal of school debates?
Yes
No
Can't Say
follow us
subscribe to our news letter