PROFILE: Assistant Auditor General Francis Masumba dies

CPA Francis Masuba (Assistant Auditor General-Corporate Services)

KAMPALA — Assistant Auditor, Francis Masuba has died.

Mr. Masuba died on Sunday afternoon,

Auditor General John F.S Muwanga said his assistant, said without giving details.

“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 wrote.

He added: “We extend our sincere condolences to the family, colleagues and friends”

A staff at Auditor General’s Office said Masuba succumbed to Coronavirus after being admitted with symptoms ralated to Coronavirus.

He was the Assistant Auditor General – Corporate Services, Office of the Auditor General.

He was responsible for giving direction to the division of Corporate Services which comprises Finance and Administration, Technical Support Services, Information Technology, Human Resource Management and Development, Legal Services, Procurement & Logistics and Internal Audit.

He 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 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 and advanced Diploma in Government Accounting and Management (ADGAM) by CIPFA/ESAMI.

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