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The Samoa Audit Office joined the Samoa Tourism Authority, the Samoa Trust Estates Corporation, and the Public Trust Office in their last government prayer service together before the country's General Elections at the Government Prayer House in Palisi.
Paul Ualesi and Sosoli Etilasi join Samoa Institute of Accountants (SIA) as Accounting Technicians (AT)
The Samoa Institute of Accountants (SIA) held its Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Friday, 26th March 2021 following the Induction of new members. The 2021 Inductees include 9 Accounting Technicians (AT) and 7 Chartered Accountants (CA). Among them are Paul Ualesi and Sosoli Juliana Etilasi, both Managers of the Samoa Audit Office (SAO).
The Pacific Association of Supreme Audit Institutions (PASAI) held its 25th Governing Board meeting on 26 February 2021. The Auditor General of Fiji and current Chairperson of the PASAI Governing Board, Mr. Ajay Nand, chaired the meeting. Made possible through a virtual platform, the meeting was attended by the various Board members and SAI heads, including the Controller and Auditor General of the Samoa Audit Office, Fuimaono Camillo Afele.
The Official Ceremony for the Dissolution of the XVIth Parliament of the Independent State of Samoa was held Wednesday 3rd of March 2021 at the Maota Fono, Mulinuu. The ceremony commenced at 10am and was attended by His Highness the Head of State, Afioga Tuimalealiifano Vaaletoa Sualauvi II, the Honorable Prime Minister, Susuga Hon. Tuilaepa Dr. Sailele Malielegaoi, and among the honorable members of Cabinet and Parliament, the respected members of the Standing Orders Committee.
In attendance also were the Chief Executive Officers of Government Ministries and Heads of Government Departments and Institutions. Among them was the Controller and Auditor General, Fuimaono Papalii C. G. Afele.
As the XVIth Parliament dissolves, the Office of the Controller and Auditor General, the Samoa Audit Office, wishes to acknowledge the Honorable Minister, Afioga Sala Fata Pinati, and especially the Honorable members of the Standing Orders Committee (SOC).
"Choose to Challenge"
The women leadership of Samoa Audit Office (SAO) celebrate International Women's Day (IWD) by raising awareness against bias and taking action for equality in order to increase visibility of the contribution and achievements of women.
SAI Samoa, Performance and Environmental Audit (PEA) team of 4, participated in a virtual workshop on the 9th-12th February 2021.
The four days training from 1pm-8pm Samoan time was conducted and led by Australian Council of Auditor General (ACAG) in coordination with PASAI; facilitated by Mike Scott, Stephen Cull and Terry Campbell.
From the 19th to the 21st of January, 2021, INTOSAI WGEA (Working Group on Environmental Audits) held its 20th biennial Assembly targeted at INTOSAI member institutions and INTOSAI WGEA's stakeholders. For the first time in history, this Assembly had a virtual venue.
The Theme of the 20th Assembly was: Circular Economy.
The Samoa Audit Office's Director for Performance and Environmental Audits, Ms. Oceanbaby Penitito, participated virtually in this Assembly as the representative of the Samoa SAI.
The Controller and Auditor General, Fuimaono Mata'afa Papalii C. G. Afele, along with representatives of 32 other countries' SAIs, virtually attended the 74th Meeting of the INTOSAI Governing Board.