Mr. Mahama Suleiman Sualihu

Managment Member

Mr. Mahama Suleiman Sualihu

Mr. Mahama Suleiman Sualihu serves as the Director of the Internal Audit Directorate. With a Master’s degree in Finance, a Bachelor of Arts degree in Accounting & Sociology, and membership in the Institute of Chartered Accountants, Ghana (ICAG), he brings a wealth of expertise to his role.

Boasting 33 years of public sector audit experience, Mr. Sualihu began his career with the Ghana Audit Service as an audit examiner in 1991, eventually reaching the position of Principal Auditor in 1997. As an external auditor with the Ghana Audit Service, he contributed his skills to organizations such as the Ministry of Works & Housing, Ministry of Food and Agriculture, Rent Control Department, Public Works Department (PWD), Bank of Ghana (BOG), Fisheries Commission, Animal Production Department, Ministry of Private Sector Development & President’s Special Initiative, Women in Agriculture, Lotteries Department.

In 2010, Mr. Sualihu joined the National Identification Authority (NIA) as head of the Internal Audit Unit, eventually ascending to the Director position in December 2022. In this capacity, he oversees the coordination of all internal audit functions within NIA across the 16 Regional and 276 Districts Offices, in addition to the Head Office. His responsibilities encompass appraising and reporting on the soundness and application of the system of controls operating within NIA, evaluating the effectiveness of the risk management and governance processes.

A coopted member of the NIA Audit Committee, Mr. Sualihu also chairs the Institute of Local Government Studies Audit Committee but has previously served as a member of the Audit Committees of Ghana Airport Company Limited, Ministry of Railways, and PSC Tema Shipyard. His leadership and extensive experience make him a valuable asset in the realm of the audit sector.

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