No Show For CR At PAC

Officials from Metropolitan, Municipal and
District Assemblies (MMDAs) in the Central Region who were supposed to appear
before the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) of Parliament yesterday, to answer
queries on the management and utilization of their common fund, failed to
appear.

After members of the committee had convened at
the committee rooms one and two in Parliament, the chairman of the committee,
James Klutse Avedzi, was alerted about the inability of those officials to show
up because according to them, the invitation for them to appear before the
committee reached them late.

The chairman therefore had no option than to
re-schedule the public hearing to today where officials from MMDAs in the
Greater Accra Region will be appearing to answer legitimate queries raised in
the 2015 and 2016 Auditor-General’s report on the management and utilization of
district assemblies common fund as well as other statutory funds within the
same period.

The chairman of the committee told reporters
after the postponement of yesterday’s sitting that the committee had a lot on
its hands to do before the 2020 general elections.

He explained that the committee would do its best
to consider the 2015, 2016 and 2017 reports of the auditor-general before Parliament
rises in August, this year, for campaigning and the general elections.

The committee has re-scheduled sitting for
Central Region officials to Tuesday, January 21.

The committee will be sitting from today till Tuesday, January 21, to hear responses on queries from MMDAs officials from the Central Region, Eastern Region, Volta Region, Oti Region, Western Region and Western North Region.

By Thomas Fosu Jnr

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