Uganda hosts 4th continental accountants congress

Uganda is hosting the 4th African Congress of Accountants from 2-5 May at the Speke Resort Munyonyo in Kampala. This is the first time Uganda is hosting the continental event that has brought together over 1,200 accountants from Africa and beyond.

The congress was officially opened by Uganda's President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni under the theme:Accountancy and Accountability: Transforming Africa's Economies.

The accountants’ congress, which is held every two years, is the flagship event for Africa’s accounting professionals. This year’s congress is jointly organized by the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Uganda (ICPAU) and the Pan African Federation of Accountants (PAFA).

Business leaders from all over Africa joined the accountants to discuss issues and strategies that can transform the Africa’s economies.

The keynote speaker was Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, the former Chairperson of the African Union Commission. Among other speakers were the president of the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC), Rachel Grimes; and host Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Uganda (ICPAU) president, Dr. Protazio Begumisa.

Uganda Tourism Board (UTB) is working with congress organisers ICPAU to give the participants an experience beyond the congress.

“This partnership between a professional body like ICPAU is one of the strategies to promote tourism arrivals through the Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Events (MICE),” says Mr. Stephen Asiimwe, the UTB Chief Executive Officer.

“We are working with the private sector through their associations to offer packages for the congress participants.”