September 7, 2023
Nairobi: January 26, 2022
The Office has launched a Strategic Plan that will guide it’s operations in the next five years. The 2021-2026 Strategic Plan will be instrumental in OAG’s efforts to remain futuristic, relevant and a value adding institution, to the audit process.
The event at Nairobi Serena Hotel, was presided over by National Assembly Speaker Justin Muturi. Other guests included Public Accounts Committee Chairman Opiyo Wandayi, National Treasury Principal Secretary Julius Muia, Ethics and Anti-Corruption (EACC) Chairman Archbishop (Rtd) Eliud Wabukala and representatives from government and professional bodies.
The Speakers acknowledged that the Office has made major strides in promoting accountability and sound financial practices in the Public Sector as stipulated in the Constitution and the Public Audit Act, 2015.
Mr Muturi observed that the Strategic Plan presents the requisite strategic direction for the Office as it commits to make a difference in people’s lives. He said the National Assembly will continue supporting the Office as the two entities play a crucial role in the oversight of public spending.
The Auditor-General, CPA Nancy Gathungu, CBS said the Office was transiting from a three- year Strategic Plan that resulted to a number of achievements and improved performance.
She explained that meaningful development and delivery of quality and sustainable services can only be achieved through proper oversight of public resources.
The AG assured stakeholders that the Office will endeavour to provide professional audit services that have an impact on people’s lives. “When we audit, we have to go beyond the balancing of figures or presentation of financial statements to how the funds impact on the lives and livelihoods of the citizens,” she said.
The Auditor-General appealed to lawmakers to consider discussing Performance Audit Reports, that the Office submits to Parliament. Some of the recommendations in the reports, she pointed out, have solutions to challenges facing the country.