The supreme audit institution in Mauritius (National Audit Office of Mauritius) was today awarded the prize for the best performance audit report in the AFROSAI-E region, the African Organization of English-speaking Supreme Audit Institutions.
The winner was announced by the Swedish Auditor General Helena Lindberg, during the AFROSAI-E Strategic Review & Governing Board Meeting, taking place in Maputo, Mozambique 6-10 May.
The winning report “Moving towards sustainable artisanal fishery” deals with an important sector in Mauritius. It is the first time for Mauritius to win the Prize, which has been awarded annually since 2008.
The Review Committee was unanimous in its decision on the winning report, and states that the audit is timely, material in its context and investigates a relevant topic. The report is short but full of relevant information, easy to read and of clear value to the Parliament. The risk analysis is convincing, and the recommendations follow on closely from the audit findings.
This year’s winner is an excellent example of an audit that focuses on a timely and relevant topic for the country. It is particularly encouraging to see that this year’s Prize is awarded an audit institution that has not won before. This reflects that performance auditing is developed throughout the region, which support accountability and efficient use of public resources, says Auditor General Helena Lindberg.
Eleven reports were nominated to this year’s competition, from the audit institutions in Botswana, Mauritius, Namibia, Tanzania, The Gambia, Uganda and Zimbabwe. According to the jury, the competition is becoming stronger and stronger, which indicates and increased quality in performance auditing in the AFROSAI-E region.
The audit team behind the winning report, Veejay Hauradhun och Maheshwaree Aubeeluck, is invited to a study visit at the Swedish National Audit Office in Stockholm, with the purpose of exchanging knowledge and experiences with Swedish colleagues.
AFROSAI-E initiated in 2008, with the support of the Swedish National Audit Office, an annual award for the best performance audit report in the AFROSAI-E region, “The Prize”. The purpose of The Prize is to encourage development of performance audit in English-speaking Africa, and to highlight the work of performance auditors in the region. The Prize has contributed to exchange of knowledge and experiences, as well as encouraged comparisons and sharing of good practice in performance audit.
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