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Office of the Auditor General - Federal Republic of Somalia

Welcome to the Office of the Auditor General of Somalia (OAGS), where our core values are cantered on transparency, accountability, and excellence in financial oversight. Established in the early 1960s, OAGS has been instrumental in ensuring the responsible management of public resources in Somalia. Our journey has seen significant changes, culminating in the enactment of the Federal Audit Bill on September 10, 2023, a historic moment that replaces Law No: 34 of April 14, 1972, which had governed our establishment for over five decades.

Our Evolution

The OAGS began its journey in the 1960s with modest beginnings, characterized by a small staff and limited audit capabilities. However, a turning point occurred in 1969 with the establishment of the Magistrate of Account under new legislation, ushering in an era of increased accountability and transparency, leading to tangible improvements in our operations.

In 2012, the Transitional Constitution of the Federal Republic of Somalia recognized the significance of an independent OAGS, solidifying our role in safeguarding public finances.

Moreover, the Somalia National Development Plan for 2017-2019, in Chapter 6.6.2 on External Audit and Control, emphasized measures to enhance the independence and capacity of the external audit office. One key strategy highlighted our involvement with INTOSAI (International Organization of Supreme Audit Institutions) and twinning arrangements with INTOSAI institutions, underscoring our commitment to international best practices.

Our Mandate

The Office of the Auditor General of the Federal Republic of Somalia (OAGS) is responsible for auditing public Institutions, Ministries, Departments, and Agencies (MDAs) as well as State-owned Enterprises (SoEs) and other enterprises where the Federal Government of Somalia (FGS) has a controlling interest. The OAGS is also responsible for auditing all revenues and expenditures, capital projects, grants, contracts, assets, and public debt. The central objective of conducting audits is to enhance accountability. Audits also assess economy, efficiency, or effectiveness as well as financial regularity and compliance. This contributes to enhancing public sector service delivery.

Our Commitment

At OAGS, our unwavering commitment to upholding the principles of good governance, accountability, and transparency drives us. We operate with the highest standards of professionalism and independence to provide accurate and impartial audits that support the development and growth of our nation.

We look forward to continuing our journey of promoting accountability and transparency in Somalia’s public financial management and are dedicated to playing our part in achieving the aspirations of our great nation.

Our Vision

Our Mission

Our Organisational Structure

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