Institute of Accountancy Arusha Explores Branch Establishment in South Sudan
The Institute of Accountancy Arusha (IAA), based in Tanzania, has expressed its interest in establishing a branch in South Sudan.
This potential collaboration was discussed during a meeting between the Institute’s top management, led by Prof. Eliamani Sedoyeka, and the Minister of Finance and Planning, Dr. Bak Barnaba Chol.
The meeting, held on Friday, was also attended by Prof. John Akec, Vice Chancellor of the University of Juba.
The IAA, renowned for offering a Bachelor’s Degree in accounting and post-graduate programs, including project management in Finance and Information Technology, aims to contribute to the capacity building of the South Sudanese workforce.
During the meeting, various topics were deliberated, focusing on how the Ministry of Finance can support the establishment of the Institute in South Sudan.
Finance Minister Dr. Bak expressed optimism about this collaboration, highlighting the potential benefits for South Sudanese individuals.
In an effort to enhance skills in accounting, procurement, and other areas, the Ministry plans to send some employees to Tanzania to learn from the Institute’s programs.
In agreement with the sentiment, Prof. Eliamani Sedoyeka, the Institute’s representative, emphasized the positive impact that South Sudanese individuals can gain from their offerings.
In line with this initiative, Prof. John Akec, the Vice Chancellor of the University of Juba, expressed the University’s commitment to partnering with the Institute of Accountancy Arusha and the Ministry of Finance to further enhance the capacities of the South Sudanese workforce.
Additionally, Gideon Gatpan Thoar, a Member of Parliament to the East African Legislative Assembly (EALA), visited Juba to explore Article 102 of the treaty, which established the East Community Parliament. This visit aims to foster cooperation in education and development of human capital.
The potential establishment of the Institute of Accountancy Arusha provides an exciting opportunity for South Sudan to enhance its workforce capacity in various financial disciplines.
By collaborating with the Ministry of Finance, the University of Juba, and the East African Legislative Assembly, South Sudan can tap into regional expertise and resources for long-term development in key sectors.