South Sudan Audit Chamber (SSAC)

Functions :: Structure :: Projects and Programs :: Publications and Documents :: Contacts
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Amb. Steven Kiliona Wondu
Auditor General
 

Profile of Auditor General:

The Auditor General has served in the SPLM movement for more than 20 years. Before his current position he held the position of Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Tokyo, Japan (2006-10). He also served as the State Secretary of Central Equitoria State (2005-06), SPLM Representative in Washington (1996-2005), and SPLM Spokesman in Nairobi (1993-95). In his earlier life, he taught in various Kenyan institutions including: Kenya College of Accountancy and Strathmore College Nairobi, Mombasa Polytechnic and Menengai High School in Nakuru. He also served in the Sudan civil service.

 

Ambassador Wondu has attended various institutions of higher learning including George Washington University in the United States, University of Reading in the UK, University of Nairobi in Kenya, Makerere University in Uganda and the Kenya Institute of Administration. He is the author of Battle for Peace in Sudan: An Analysis of the Abuja Conferences, 1992-1993, (University Press of America, 2000). His next book From bush to Bush: A zigzag life in the wars of Sudan is expected in April 2011 (East African Publishers). He has written many articles on the war and peace in the Sudan over the years.


Functions:

 

The Audit Chamber was established according to the Interim Constitution of Southern Sudan Section 195. The Audit Chamber Provisional order was signed into law by the President on January 17, 2011. It will soon be enacted by parliament and be disseminated to various Government Institutions and other interested parties.

 

The mandate of Chamber is to audit and supervise Government institutions and agencies including ministries, commissions, legislative assemblies, Bank of Southern Sudan and the universities. The mandate covers all of Southern Sudan both at GoSS, State, and county level. The Chamber is currently focussing on three main priorities. The first is institutional capacity building which has seen professional staff doubled from 15 to over 30 in the second half of 2010. This number is expected to reach 130 by the year 2013. Since most of the young staff have been trained in Arabic, extensive training in English is ongoing. The Chamber also intends to tap into the Diaspora for experts. The second area is physical space. The Chamber has already secured allocated $2.9m by the Government. The World Bank will match this amount to construct an office at the Ministries complex. The third area is the budget which rose last year from the budgeted SDG4.5m to SDG 15m in the supplementary budget of 2010. The organisation structure of the Chamber is currently being formulated.

 


The proposed SSAC Headquarters


The Southern Sudan Audit Chamber performs the following functions and duties:

 

  1. Audit (performance and financial) of GOSS and States financial statements and reports
  2. Supervision, auditing and reporting in GOSS levels of government 

 

Structure:

 

The Chamber is comprised of the following administrative units:

 

  1. Directorate of Audits
  2. Directorate of Administration and Finance 
  3. Department of Research and Training
  4. Department of Documentation and Information Technology
  5. Department of Legal Affairs

 

Projects and Programs: 

 

  1. Audits of GOSS and States financial statements
  2. Establishment of branches in the States
  3. Training of auditors on professional ethics

 

Publications and Documents:

 

 

 

Contacts:

 

Mr. Tombe Logale Ludak
Deputy Auditor General
Tel: 0927933477
Email: tombelukak@yahoo.com
 

 

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This article was updated on Aug 16, 2011