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Aims and objectives

The IOB aims to establish a permanent Independent Oversight Body for the professionalisation of public sector accounting and auditing in Africa. In support of this aim, the objectives of the Interim Oversight Board are to:

create awareness of the aim, objectives and expected outcomes of an Africa-wide professionalisation programme in public sector accounting and auditing;

establish multi-stakeholder mechanisms for leading and overseeing the development and delivery of the initiative;

facilitate the development of a communication strategy and effective relationships between stakeholders and potential stakeholders including international organisations, regional groupings of applicable political and managerial decision makers, and national institutions;

engage with potential donor agencies on funding for the implementation of the Strategy.


Members of the Interim Oversight Board are nominated by the participating regional organisations. Current members are as follows:

Nominated by AFROSAI-E

Mr Eltahir Malik
Auditor General of Sudan

Ms Pulane Letebele
Auditor General of Botswana

Ms Mildred Chiri
Auditor General of Zimbabwe

Mr Mohamed Ali
Auditor General of Somalia

Nominated by CREFIAF

Mr Kanvaly Diomande
Present, SAI Côte d’Ivoire

Minister Delegate, SAI Cameroon

Nominated by ESAAG

Mr Lawrence Semakula
Accountant General of Uganda

Mr Francis Mwakapalila
Accountant General of Tanzania

Mr Marcel Mukeshimana
Accountant General of Rwanda

Ms Emma Peloetletse
Accountant General of Botswana

Nominated by PAFA

Mr Julius Mojapelo
Senior Executive (Public Sector): South African Institute of Chartered Accountants

Mr. Bitrus Baka Nabasu
Association of National Accountants of Nigeria, Federal Permanent Secretary (Plateau State)

Mr Edwin Makori
Chief Executive Officer, Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya

Mr Rashied Small
Education, Training and Membership Executive South African Institute of Professional Accountants

Mr George Mahembe
Past President and Board Member: Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators in Zimbabwe

Participation as an associate member is open to international, professional and other organisations or individuals that share the aims and objectives as set out in this Terms of Reference (ToR) and are involved in the development of the accountancy profession. Associate member representatives are expected to possess the technical skills to participate fully in the IOB discussions. For more information on how to become an associate member, please use our contact us page.

Terms of reference

Please click here to access the Interim Oversight Board’s terms of reference.