MARIA Kiwanuka, the finance minister will preside the largest gathering of the Association of Certified Chartered Accountants in Eastern Africa next month
By Samuel Sanya
MARIA Kiwanuka, the finance minister will preside the largest gathering of the Association of Certified Chartered Accountants (ACCA) in Eastern Africa next month, as accountants and auditors ready for the oil and gas economy.
Beatrice Isagayite, the ACCA Uganda head noted that the conference at the Speke Resort Munyonyo will bring together accountants and entrepreneurs from Tanzania, Rwanda, Ethiopia, Sudan, Uganda, Eritrea and Ghana to discuss policy and network.
Anthony Harbinson, the ACCA global president is expected for the conference as well as Beige group boss Mike Nyinaku, and prominent Ethiopian entrepreneur Bethlehem Tilahun Alemu of the SoleRebels fame.
The forum is expected to host between 400 to 500 high level participants to discuss the implications of regional integration, oil and gas, the capital markets and public sector changes that will drive growth.
“We know that professional accountants are important at every level of business and are vital to drive the economy forward. This is a critical at this stage when many sectors are looking to widen their regional footprint,” she said at the Golf Course Hotel.
Japheth Katto, the Stanbic Bank Chairman and ACCA council member noted that the conference will look at ways by which accountants will promote ethical business, and public to enable economies to grow.
Paul Ankunda, chair of ACCA Uganda member’s network panel noted that the convention will provide high level networking opportunities and contribute to the continuous professional development of Ugandan accountants.
Uganda has 1,300 active ACCA members.
Uganda to host regional ACCA summit