General News Mon, 13 Aug 2018

LIVESTREAMING: Public Accounts Committee sitting

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The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) of Parliament is today, August 13, beginning its second public hearing to consider the Auditor General's report on activities of state institutions for 2016.

Committee members are addressing issues related to their 2016 financial statement submitted to the committee.

Questions regarding the Ghana Integrated Financial Management Information System (GIFMIS), Ghana Ports and Habours Authority, etc. are being touched on.

Standing Order 165 of Parliament assigns to the Public Accounts Committee, PAC, the examination of the audited accounts showing the appropriation of funds granted by Parliament to the government.

In the wisdom of Parliament, the PAC is one of the only two committees of the House chaired by a member from the minority side of the Legislative body. This is to deepen the mandate of the committee in scrutinising properly, the audited accounts of government institutions.

The live broadcast of sittings of PAC on national television also brings the committee's work closer to the public. The PAC has thus become one of the most popular committees of Parliament as it brings to the doorstep of the people, the principles of accountability enshrined in the constitution.

Watch a livestream of the sitting here:

Source: www.ghanaweb.com