Minister David Bahati addresses journalists at Uganda Media Centre

The State Minister for Finance, David Bahati, has lauded Ugandan Accountants, saying they are very instrumental in resource mobilization, planning and appropriation.

According to Bahati, the ICPAU, which regulates practicing Accountants in the country, provides policy recommendations to government on among other issues, taxation and economic policy. The Minister also noted that there is strong correlation between the increase in the number of professional accountants and the growth of the economy.

“I would like to congratulate ICPAU upon growing and promoting professionalism in accountancy in our country,” Bahati said, today at the Uganda Media Centre as he flagged off activities to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Uganda (ICPAU). The ICPAU Silver Jubilee activities will climax with a gala dinner on September 8, 2017.

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Speaking at the same function ICPAU President Dr Protais Begumisa highlighted to the media some of the key achievements of the association during the 25 years of its existence, including graduating over 3000 Accountants since inception in 1992.