Don’t reduce PAC sittings to public drama- Prez Mahama

President John Mahama has cautioned Parliament’s Public Accounts Committee not to use its hearings to tarnish the image of ruling governments.

The committee begins sitting tomorrow.
Ahead of the sittings, the President wants the committee to come up with concrete recommendations that will help improve governance.

“I believe the PAC must not be a public drama just to show that some committee is working or just use it to throw mud at the government of the day,” he said.

According to the president, the government the country is confronted with the issue of CP payment and the company is threatening to return to arbitration and charge interest on monies owed them.

He was sad that when the issue of CP was brought before the PAC it was turned into a public show, a circus, with no clear recommendation given at the end of the sittings.

He said the Ministry of Finance withheld payment to CP on two occasion because the issue came up at the PAC and nothing has been suggested by the Committee as a way forward.

‘Our commitment to transparency accountability must be complete. It must not be a public show because the government I don’t like is in power and so let’s do this to just tarnish the reputation of the government,” he advised.

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