The Pan African Federation of Accountants (PAFA) will host the fifth Africa Congress of Accountants 2019 (ACOA2019) from 19-21 June 2019 in Marrakech Morocco.
The theme of the congress is for a successful public sector performance in Africa.
At the ACOA 2019, CPA Lawrence Ssemakula, the Accountant General will present on the topic: “Ethics Driving Effective Service Delivery.”
“Ethics determines everything and in service delivery. If there are no ethical values, then you will definitely know that service delivery is affected. As you know, public sector is basically about service delivery and not profit maximisation” , Ssemakula said in a statement on Monday.
He said ICPAU prescribes a code of conduct for professional accountants.
Derrick Nkajja, the CEO of ICPAU reiterated ICPAU’s commitment to driving public sector performance.
“The Institute has established the Public Sector Accountants Working Group, to improve the implementation of International Public Sector Accounting Standards (IPSAS), sharing of resources and networking, among public sector accountants,” he said.
He said government has demonstrated its commitment to driving success in public sector performance, through introducing public finance management reforms.
“These are aimed at promoting transparency and accountability, particularly in the areas of budget preparation, execution, accounting and reporting”, he added.
He enumerated government interventions to include; legal and the regulatory framework, where laws have been enacted or amended to streamline the sector and foster improvements.
“These include: the Public Finance Management Act of 2015, the National Audit Act of 2008, the Public Procurement and Disposal of Public Assets Act 2003 and the integrated financial management system; that was implemented across government, to automate the budget execution processes among others”, he pointed out.
It is anticipated that more than 1,000 delegates from the Professional Accountancy Organisations across Africa, government and other stakeholders will attend ACOA2019.