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2012-2017 International Legislative Oversight Program (ILOP)

The Ghana Audit Service, the country’s supreme audit institution (SAI), has been conducting performance audits since 2002 and made significant progress during our previous five-year program (2007-2012). As of the beginning of the ILOP, the SAI was conducting a few performance audits each year (four in 2012), and the audit reports were being tabled in parliament and reviewed by the Public Accounts Committee (PAC). The graduate Fellows at the office were becoming leaders in performance auditing and environmental auditing, and several of them were being recognized as champions by AFROSAI-E (African Organisation of English-speaking SAIs), who engages them to co-facilitate regional performance audit workshops.

The ILOP aimed to help the SAI to further improve the quality of its performance audits and to increase the impact of its audit reports. In addition to performance audit methodology, areas of support included leadership skills, strategic and operational planning, audit topic selection and multi-year audit planning, performance measurement and reporting, and stakeholder relations. The ILOP also continued capacity building for the PAC, in the context of the December 2016 election.

View the ILOP summary report for Ghana (March 2018) for more information on the program’s activities and results in the country.

  • Slide 1

    Online learning: Forensic accounting

    We sponsored three auditors’ participation in the Forensic Accounting and Fraud Investigations graduate certificate program, offered online by Algonquin College: Charles Brown Ahlijah, Emily Buadoo, and Julien Danquah Ofosuh. They graduated in 2017.

  • Slide 2

    Graduate Fellows co-facilitate regional training

    Alberta Owoo (2010-11) and Monalisa Lotsu (2013-14) each co-facilitated a delivery of a three-module performance audit course that we held with AFROSAI-E.


    Pictured: Alberta Owoo, whom AFROSAI-E selected as the course leader for a delivery in Tanzania in 2015-2016. She led a team of facilitators from Canada, the Netherlands, and other African SAIs to deliver training for 31 participants.

  • Slide 3

    Auditing gender equality

    Graduate Fellow Monalisa Lotsu (2013-14) became a champion for gender equality at her SAI. With our program’s training and mentoring, she included gender equality criteria in her Fellowship audit plan on vocational training. She then presented to the 2014-15 and 2015-16 classes of Fellows on her experience conducting this audit, which was the SAI’s first audit to explicitly address gender equality issues.


    Pictured: Monalisa presenting to the Fellows via videoconference.

  • Slide 4

    Environmental auditing workshop

    With our partners we held a highly successful environmental auditing workshop in Ghana in March 2015. Several graduate Fellows contributed to the planning and delivery.


    Pictured: The workshop participants and the facilitators, including Morris Sydor (Assistant Auditor General, OAG of British Columbia), Jean Cinq-Mars (Commissioner of Sustainable Development, OAG of Quebec) and John Reed and Yves Gauthier of our organization.

Fellowships and Leaderships

Fellows (2012–17)

Regina Safoaa Brobbey and
Renée Elorm Tay
Kwaku Akyena and Mary Arthur
Minata Diabor
Monalisa Lotsu
David Amediku
See the full list of Ghana’s 14 Fellows (since 1980) 


Sept. 2016
George Winful
Audit Topic Selection and Multi-Year Planning
Jan. 2015
Lawrence Ayagiba
Environmental Auditing Capacity Building
Apr.-May 2014
Johnson Asiedu
Strategic and Operational Planning