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

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