Assistant Auditor-General Francis Masuba succumbs to Covid

KAMPALA: Mr. Francis Masuba, the Assistant Auditor General in charge of Corporate Affairs, is dead, the Daily Express reports.

This was announced by the Auditor General of Uganda CPA John F.S Muwanga who disclosed that his assistant, Masuba died on Sunday June 27 after battling the deadly coronavirus disease (Covid-19).

“The Auditor General of the Republic of Uganda, Management and staff with profound shock regret to announce the untimely passing on of Mr. Francis Masuba Assistant Auditor General- Corporate Affairs and Accounting Officer, which occurred today 27th June 2021, Mr. Muwanga said.

“We extend our sincere condolences to the family, colleagues and friends, ” he added.

Mr. Francis Masuba joined the Office of the Auditor General as an Auditor in October 1984. Promoted to Senior Auditor in 1992 and posted to Directorate of Local Government as Ag. Principal Auditor. With the help of a grant from DANIDA, he designed a project to improve conditions in Branch Offices by constructing own offices and equipping them. He also upgraded the branch offices from Senior Auditor to Principal Auditor level.

In 1995 – he was promoted to Principal Auditor and later posted to Directorate of Statutory Corporations and promoted to Assistant Director of Audit in June 2004 on accelerated promotion. In the same year, he was assigned to act as Director of Audit, Statutory Corporation with effect from 23rd August, 2004.

In 2008, he was confirmed as Director of Audit. He was instrumental in designing the legal framework for the independence of the Office of the Auditor General leading to the enactment of the National Audit Act 2008. Mr. Masuba has also been responsible for the development of Value for Money Auditing in the OAG since 1998.

He is an officer who is keen to enhance his professional, managerial and leadership competencies and has undertaken extensive training in many audit fields including Value for Money Audit.

In addition to his Accounting professional qualifications (ACCA and CIPFA), he attained the Executive MBA degree of ESAMI/MSM and B. Com (Accounting ) from Makerere University (1984). He also holds an Advanced Diploma in Government Accounting and Management (ADGAM) by CIPFA/ESAMI.

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