The Association of Professional Societies in East Africa (APSEA) is working with county governments to promote professionalism, accountability and good governance.
The out-going APSEA Chairman Felix Okatch said the organisation was working hand-in-hand with county governments to improve the proper utilization of public funds.
“We have flagged out gaps and made recommendations according to the
international accounting standards,” Okatch said in his valedictory message as he completed his four-year term in office.
He said APSEA hopes to sustain the engagement with county governments and lobby for involvement of professionals at early stages of the budget-making process in order to provide the necessary expertise.
During is tenure, APSEA also signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU)
with the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) to enhance collaboration in the fight against corruption.
In the last four years, APSEA reached out to work and provide support to various
government institutions and departments in terms of training and capacity building
as it marked its 60th anniversary.
“It is now my turn and time to say good bye. On behalf of your Associations
which elected me to serve as chairman of APSEA in the year 2019.Time is like a
fleeting moment but that is the reality of life. In my case it is akin to the ninety minutes of football game including extra time, gone. I now leave it upon you to
judge and place in annals of history where appropriate,” he said.
He also took the moment to accord special gratitude to the executive committee
and the staff whom he has worked with in various capacities for success of the
“Over time, despite work challenges I have enjoyed the experiences, treasured
unforgettable occasions which were sandwiched with local and international
seminars. These lessons have served as repository of working experiences into my journey of life,” he said.
“As for fellow executive directors we served and shared risks as we focused
collectively on our designated duties of care, over sight and fiduciary
responsibilities to our umbrella body, he added.
These work interaction have provided me with memories which are engraved in
my mind permanently.
“In fullness of time, I have learnt a lot which I will share with the rest of world. As my term of duty comes to the statutory end, once again I say bye and wish APSEA great success now and in future.”