Mr. Speaker Sir, the areas I have just referred to are domains or indicators set by the African organisation of Supreme Audit Institutions (AFROSAI-E), an association of English speaking Auditor Generals’ Offices also known as Supreme Audit Institutions (SAIs) against which all 23 countries in that subgroup are measured against.
Additionally, Mrs. Chiri has spearheaded the professionalisation of the Audit Office by engaging consultants to conduct training of articled clerks since 2010 and there are now three fully qualified chartered accountants in that department.
Furthermore, under her leadership, 45 members of staff have registered with the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants or “ACCA” and the office is assisting with tuition fees for their studies. Several of them are now fully qualified members of that institution. The Audit office is also sponsoring its staff to study at the Certified Institute of Public Accountants.
As well as being the immediate past Vice President of the African Organisation of Supreme Audit Institutions (AFROSAI-E) sub-regional grouping, Mrs. Chiri is the past chair of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Board of Auditors comprising of Zimbabwe, Botswana and Malawi. Her office headed the audit function for three years, whereupon she handed over to the succeeding Board of Auditors in February 2010.
Mrs. Chiri is a board member (representing developing countries) of International Organisation of Supreme Audit Institutions Development Initiative (IDI), a training arm of all Auditors-Generals’ offices based in Oslo, Norway.
Mr. Speaker Sir, in conclusion, it is clear that Mrs. Chiri has been a pivotal figure in the public sector of Zimbabwe and an effective Auditor General to date. To this end, I therefore move that this august House approves her reappointment as Auditor General for a further term in office, effective from the 25th February, 2017. I so submit Mr. Speaker Sir.