Our Mandate, Mission, Vision and Values

Mandate

Our mandate is to promote accountability through quality audit in the public sector and ensure that public resources are applied in the purposes intended.

The international standards on auditing require that auditors, like other professionals, should abide by the code of ethics which expects their conduct to be beyond reproach at all times and in all circumstances. Any deficiency in their professional conduct places their integrity, that of the OAG and the quality and validity of their work in an unfavourable light.

The adoption and application of a code of ethics for auditors promotes trust and confidence in the auditors and their work. A code of ethics recognizes that the objectives of the profession are to work to the highest standards of professionalism, to attain the highest levels of performance and to meet the public interest requirements.

Office of the Auditor General

The values and principles embodied in the code of ethics of auditors, have also been adopted as the values for the OAG.

Vision

To be an independent and proactive supreme audit institution which is responsive to the needs and expectations of the nation and keeps abreast of regional and global developments.

Mission

To promote and provide quality audit in the public sector and assure the nation hat public resources are applied for purposes intended.

Values

The following statement of values are to help guide the behavior of all staff members of the OAG:

  • Trust, confidence and credibility
  • Integrity
  • Independence, objectivity and impartiality
  • Political neutrality
  • Professional secrecy
  • Competence and
  • Professional development

Latest news…

Mr Robby B. Sebopeng has been appointed Auditor General of Botswana in May 2010. He has been acting Auditor General since 2008. Prior to that he was the Deputy Auditor General.

The Auditor General is the external auditor of the Government of Botswana and his office is established by a Constitutional mandate to:

“audit and report on the public accounts of Botswana and of all officers, courts and authorities of the Government of Botswana.”

As the Supreme Audit Institution (SAI) in the land, the Auditor General adheres to the Finance & Audit Act in the undertaking his duties and is an authority on issues of accountability and financial management in the public service.

REPORT OF THE AUDITOR GENERAL

ON THE ACCOUNTS OF THE BOTSWANA GOVERNMENT

OFFICE OF THE AUDITOR GENERAL

  • VISION

To be an independent and proactive supreme audit institution which is responsive to the needs and expectations of the nation and keeps abreast of regional and global developments.

  • MISSION

Our mission is to promote accountability through quality audit in the public sector and assure the nation that public resources are applied for purposes intended.

  • VALUES

The following statements of values are to help guide the behaviour of all staff members of the Office of the Auditor General, both audit and support staff. ™

  1. Timeliness
  2. Independence, Objectivity and Impartiality ™
  3. Trust, Confidence and Credibility ™
  4. Integrity ™ Professional Development ™
  5. No Conflict of Interest ™ Competence ™ Political Neutrality