The SADC Secretariat hosted an Extra Ordinary meeting of the Audit Committee (AC) from 8th to 11th February 2016 in Gaborone, Botswana.
The delegation was led by Mr.Stephenson Kamphasa the Auditor General of Malawi and composed of members from Seychelles, Mauritius, Zambia, Malawi and Lesotho.
The meeting was aimed at reviewing issues considered at its 15th Ordinary meeting that was held in November 2015.
The meeting was preceded by a workshop organised by the Secretariat to induct new members of the Committee. SADC Executive Secretary, Dr. Stergomena L. Tax was in attendance and Directorates and Head of stand alone Units made presentations mainly on their Mandates/ Vision and functions and roles.
The two days of orientation workshop provided an opportunity for Members of the AC to understand the Secretariat operations, its mandate and responsibilities to enhance their performance and effectiveness conducting their duties.
The Committee adopted the records for both the 15th Ordinary and the Extraordinary meeting.
The Audit Committee was established by Council in 2011 to oversee and advise Council on governance, financial reporting, internal control and risk management of the Secretariat. Currently the Committee is composed of representatives (Substantive and alternate) from five SADC Members States being appointed on a rotational basis.
inserted picture:SADC Executive Secretary, SADC Management Team & Members of the Audit Committee