By David Maclaren Kiiza
Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS) has established a new Directorate of Internal Audit and also installed its director and accompanying staff.
A couple of years ago, the bureau embarked on a functional review process approved by the board.
The review resulted into an internationally accepted management structure that is suitable for strengthening the current demands for statistical production and development in Uganda, says Dr.Albert Byamugisha, the UBOS Chairman Board of Directors.
The review also established the Directorate of Internal Audit among other management structural changes.
Initially, the bureau had a small unit of internal audit, which was responsible for the whole audit activities of the bureau including risk management undertakings.
The two have now been separated to enhance commendable audit actions as well as allow proper risk management and compliance effectiveness.
To ensure a sound application of risk management systems, the bureau has successfully developed a risk management policy and a risk management strategy.
The department of risk management and compliance will therefore be responsible for providing risk-based decisions by identifying all the negative and positive risks involved around the bureau activities.
The directorate will further provide a platform for efficient and effective measures to strengthen internal control system of the bureau and it will further shape a clear path for value audit expenditure of resources and use of statistical infrastructure.
The directorate is headed by Mr Oyesiga Edbert and assisted by Ms Catherine Asiimwe.
Mr. David Ocheng, has been confirmed as the head of department risk management and compliance.