It was all smiles for the East African Community Organs and Institutions when on 14th December 2016, the Chairperson of the External Audit Commission of the East African Community and State General Inspector of the Republic of Burundi, Ms. Gererose KIYAGO announce a clean audit Report for all Organs and Institutions of EAC.
The ceremony which started at exactly 1:00 p.m. is the first in EAC where the External Audit Report has been signed in the same year after the audit of accounts. In his remarks, the Secretary General thanked the Auditors General for their dedication that led to the completion of the audit process within the preset deadline. He committed that the EAC would implement the recommendations therein, being well aware that the Audit Report shall be presented to EALA and Council of Ministers.
In her remarks, the Chairperson of the Audit Commission said that it was a pleasure to meet with the members of the Audit Commission and CEOs of EAC Organs and Institutions who had taken the process seriously. She also said that it was a pleasure to mark the end of the 60-day audit process for the ended year FY 2015/2016 in the preset deadlines, and there upon called upon the Auditors General present to sign the Report.
In general, it was noted that there has been a general improvement in the accounts of the Organs and Institutions of the EAC. The Heads of EAC Institutions were urged to get more deeply involved in the audit process, whose aim is to improve on the financial management of their institutions.
This is the ninth year in a row, where CASSOA is getting a clean audit Report since its establishment and commencement of operations in June 2007. We thank the Board and Staff of CASSOA for the efficient running of the Agency.