In an effort to improve the quality of its products and services, the Office of the Auditor General (OAG) as the Supreme Audit institution (SAI) in Lesotho was reviewed by the African Organization of Supreme Audit Institutions (AFROSAI-E).
The review which started from 27th to 31st January, 2014 was to assess performance of the SAI to determine whether OAG complies with International Standards for Supreme Audit Institutions (ISSAIs) and other related standards for the quality of audit and institutional operations.
The AFROSAI-E Institutional Capacity Building Framework (ICBF) which is a benchmark for SAIs to develop their professional and institutional capacity so as to execute its mandate efficiently and effectively was used as the main assessment tool.
The quality assurance review focused on various aspects including; the office independence and legal framework, its organization and management, management of human resources, use of auditing standards and methodology and how it communicates with its clients and stakeholders.
Upon completion of the review, the resource team presented to the Auditor General, a report with review findings and recommendations on how the overall quality of work for the office can be improved.
The AFROSAI-E quality review team comprised representatives from Rwanda, Tanzania and Sweden as well as consultants from AFROSAI-E institutional partner countries of Norway and Sweden.
The Office of the Auditor General was established in April, 1963 with the aim of promoting sustainable public accountability and transparency by providing professional auditing services to its stakeholders.