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 15, 2023, a historic moment that replaces Law No: 34 of April 14, 1972, which had governed our establishment for over five decades.
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.
At OAGS, we take our responsibility to safeguard public funds and promote transparency seriously. Our primary mandate encompasses the audit of various Federal government entities, including:
Ministries, Departments, and Agencies (MDAs): We audit government MDAs to ensure their efficient and effective operation while adhering to financial regulations and guidelines.
Federal Government of Somalia Funds (FGS Funds): In addition to MDAs, we oversee other public funds, including government-owned companies, to ensure prudent management of public resources in the best interests of the Somali people.
Organs of State: Our reach extends to Federal Member States and local governments, where we work diligently to ensure equitable and transparent allocation and utilization of financial resources.
Statutory Boards: We audit statutory boards established under various statutes, responsible for governing or controlling entities within the Federal Government of Somalia, to uphold accountability and the rule of law.
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.
Thank you for choosing the Office of the Auditor General of Somalia, where integrity meets accountability.
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