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1st October 2023

Audit Service triumphs once more: Lawrence Ayagiba named Change Agent winner of the GIZ Award

Audit Service triumphs once more: Lawrence Ayagiba named Change Agent winner of the GIZ Award

Mr. Lawrence Ndaago Ayagiba, Deputy Auditor-General of the Performance and Special Audits Department at the Service, has achieved the prestigious distinction of being recognized as an outstanding change agent.

This remarkable recognition was conferred upon him during the recent closing event hosted by GIZ for the 2019-2023 four-year program, which aimed to support Ghana’s decentralization reforms under the Governance for Inclusive Development (GovID) initiative.

The GovID program, in collaboration with various organizations, sought to instigate, facilitate, and execute transformative processes both within organizations and in partnership with broader systems to advance principles of good governance and decentralization.

This exceptional event took place on September 27, 2023, at the Kempinski Hotel in Accra, and it was graced by esteemed dignitaries including H.E. Ambassador Simone Giger from the Embassy of Switzerland and H.E. Daniel Krull from the German Embassy. In attendance were also GIZ staff from the sub-region, other development partners, agencies, civil society groups, and representatives from Metropolitan, Municipal, and District Assemblies (MDA’s).

The occasion marked the culmination of a four-year development program facilitated by GIZ under the theme “RAISE MORE, INVEST BETTER.” This program, which ran from October 2019 to September 2023, played a pivotal role in helping Ghana achieve a commendable 25% increase in income generation through Internally Generated Funds (IGF).

Mr. Lawrence N. Ayagiba received acclaim in the category of Change Agents, commended for his exceptional contributions to sustaining Public Financial Accountability on behalf of the Audit Service. He was recognized for his unwavering dedication and engagement in pursuit of change, primarily through the application of innovative public sector auditing methodologies.

This double win in 2023 is a testament to Mr. Ayagiba’s outstanding commitment and performance, and the Audit Service extends its hearty congratulations for this well-deserved recognition.