Public Accounts Committee begins public sittings in Tamale

The Public Accounts Committee of Parliament (PAC) has commenced a week-long public hearing in Tamale to inquire into financial infractions of three institutions cited in the Auditor General’s reports of 2015 and 2016.

The management of Technical Universities, Pre-tertiary institutions and District Assemblies in the Northern, Upper East and Upper West regions will appear before the committee from today, Monday February 12 to Saturday February 17, 2018.

Speaking to Blessed Aduamoah Dadzie on Wake up Tamale on Radio Tamale 91.7 FM, chairman of the committee Dr James Klutse Avedzi said the managers of the institutions will respond to questions on, among other things, the actions they took at the time and why they took such decisions.

“We are actually looking at three main agencies. The first one is the polytechnics or Technical Universities in the three regions in the north i.e. that is Northern region Upper East and Upper West. We will look at the 2015 Auditor General’s report, those infractions that have been cited by the Auditor General.

“The second group of agencies that we will be looking at is the pre-university institutions; the Senior High Schools in the three regions here in the north. The reports of the Auditor General for the year 2015 and 2016, we will be looking at these two reports for these institutions. The last batch is the district assemblies. Again we will be looking at the 2015 and 2016 Auditor General’s report for the district assemblies,” he explained.

Standing Order 165 of Parliament assigns to the PAC to examine audited accounts of public institutions showing the appropriation of funds granted by Parliament to the government.

The committee will end its sittings in Tamale on Saturday February 17, 2018.

By: Yahaya Masahudu,

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