Tanzania wins Prize for the best Performance Audit report of 2019

We are delighted to announce that the National Audit Office of Tanzania is the winner of the Best Performance Audit Report Prize of 2019 for the AFROSAI-E region. This is the fourth win for SAI Tanzania since we jointly launched the prize in 2008, with the Swedish National Audit Office. The aim of the Prize is to benchmark good practices in performance audit and to highlight efforts made by performance auditors around the region. 

The winning report Management of Water Projects in Rural Areas deals with a sector that is closely connected to public health, and therefore has a clear citizen perspective. 

The international independent Review Team was unanimous in its decision on the winning report, and states that the audit report is well-motivated, of good quality and well designed. It covers the whole chain of responsibility, from the ministry to the local level of administration. The report presents conclusions and recommendations that are clearly analytical, add value and are based on an overarching integration of the findings.

Mr Charles Kichere

“I am very happy to receive this prize on behalf of my office, and I am very proud of the team that has conducted the winning performance audit report. I would also like to thank the Swedish NAO for its longstanding support, that has contributed to developing the audit capacity in NAO Tanzania” Mr. Charles Edward Kichere, Controller and Auditor General of the National Audit Office of Tanzania

The SAIs of Ethiopia, Ghana, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Sudan, and Tanzania nominated a total of ten reports to this year’s competition.

It is encouraging to see the spread of topics and geographic coverage in the nominated reports, as it demonstrates that qualified performance audit work is conducted throughout the region, says Auditor General of Sweden, Helena Lindberg.

The audit team behind the winning report are Mr Victor Mapigano, Mr Andalason Hamba and Ms Esnath Henry Nicodem. As part of the prize, the team will visit the Swedish National Audit Office in Stockholm at a later date, to exchange knowledge and experiences with their Swedish colleagues.

“It is with immense pleasure, that I congratulate SAI Tanzania for this achievement. You have done it again! I would also like to thank all those SAIs that continue to participate in this initiative by consistently nominating reports for the prize. By sharing your reports with the region, others can learn from your good example and experiences. I applaud you all for your efforts to strengthen performance audit in your countries and in the region.” – Meisie Nkau, AFROSAI-E CEO

Click here to watch a video of SNAO AG, Helena Lindberg, announcing the winning SAI.


AFROSAI-E initiated in 2008, with the support of the Swedish National Audit Office, an annual award for the best performance audit report in the AFROSAI-E region, “The Prize”. The purpose of The Prize is to encourage development of performance audit in English-speaking Africa, and to highlight the work of performance auditors in the region. The Prize has contributed to exchange of knowledge and experiences, as well as encouraged comparisons and sharing of good practice in performance audit.

Click here to visit the Swedish National Audit Office website