Activities in Member SAIs

Activities by GAB Saudi Arab

1.    On behalf of H.E.Dr.Hussam AlAngari, the President of General Auditing Bureau (GAB), Mr. Othman Al Yahya, GAB’s Assistant Vice President for GAB’s Branches inaugurated the 7th meeting of ARABOSAI Strategic Planning Committee, which was held in Riyadh from Feb.02 to Mar.01, 2017.
2.    H.E. Dr.Hussasm Alangari, the President of General Auditing Bureau, inaugurated the training course on “International Financial Reporting Standards”. The Saudi Organization for Certified Public Accountants (SOCPA) organized the course at GAB headquarters in Riyadh on Mar.05-16, 2017.
3.    H.E. Dr.Hussasm Alangari, the President of General Auditing Bureau, inaugurated the 14th Annual GAB Seminar. Titled “The Role of Governance of Public Institutions in Fulfilling the Saudi Vision 2030 “, the seminar was held at King Faisal Hall in Intercontinental Hotel, Riyadh. It was attended by the chairman of Shura Council, a number of local and international experts, and representatives of GAB’s auditees.
4.    H.E. Dr.Hussasm Alangari, the President of General Auditing Bureau, headed the GAB delegation to the 4th meeting of the INTOSAI’s Working Group on Financial Modernization and Regulatory Reform, held in Washington D.C., on May. 9-10, 2017.
5.    A training program titled” “The Effects of Internal Audit System Evaluation on the Audit Procedures in Auditees” was conducted by GAB for staff from SAIs in Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Countries, on July 9-13, 2017.

Activities by SAB Kuwait

The important activities relating to State Audit Bureau of Kuwait  are as below:
First: The State Audit Bureau of Kuwait amended its organizational structure. It includes six control sectors and the following new departments are developed (Quality Assurance Department, Strategic Planning Department, Internal Audit Department, and Audit Reports Follow-Up Department).
Second: The State Audit Bureau of Kuwait signed new cooperation agreements with:
-The Superior Audit of the Federation of the Republic of Mexico.
-National Audit Office of the Republic of Estonia.
-The Board of Audit and Inspection of the Republic of Korea
Third: The State Audit Bureau of Kuwait joined the following new working groups:
-INTOSAI Working Group on the Value and Benefits of the Supreme Audit Institutions (WGVBS).
-INTOSAI Working Group on Public Procurement Audit (WGPPA).

Activities by SAI India

2017 Indo Kuwait Bilateral Seminar was organized at Agra, India from 11-15 September 2017. The theme of the Seminar was ‘Sharing of experience on IT Audit’. Three participants from each SAI attended the Seminar. Ms. K. Ganga, Deputy Comptroller & Auditor Genera headed the Indian delegation consisting of Mr. Neelesh Kumar Sah and Mr. Deepak Mathews. The delegation from State Audit Bureau, Kuwait consisted of Ms. Maryam M. AlAnsari, Mr. Abdulaziz N. AlRasheedi and Ms. Sabeeka Y. AlTarkait.

During the Seminar delegates from both the SAIs presented two country papers each. The delegates also made presentations on the theme.