Speaker Rebecca Kadaga

The East and Southern African Association of Accountants-General (ESAAG) is to hold its 25th Annual International Conference in Entebbe, Uganda from February 26 to March 2, 2018.

According to a statement by ESAAG, the conference that will among others be addressed by the Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga and finance minister Matia Kasaija, will be held under the theme: ‘Public Management Reforms, An engine for Sustainable Development Goals and Economic Growth’, and will bring together 1000 delegates from 14 member states.

The conference will particularly attract delegates such as national legislators, permanent secretaries, heads of institutions, civil society and Public Finance Management (PFM) experts, among others, the statement adds.

According to officials, ESAAG Conference serves as a knowledge sharing platform for PFM practitioners on their organizational as well as country specific experience regarding the direct role of PFM in the region.

ESAAG is a non-profit association that was formed in 1995. It brings together Accountants General from East and Southern Africa. Its core objective is to support offices of the Accountants General to develop sound PFM practices by among others providing; knowledge base, networking and information sharing, capacity building and bench-marking best practices across the region.

Uganda’s Accountant General Lawrence Semakula says the conference will provide an opportunity to showcase the country’s culture, heritage and tourism potential.