Ghana’s parliament begins enquiry into public spending by state agencies


Ghana’s parliamentary Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has begun to scrutinize how state agencies utilized public funds allocated to them for their work programs.

The committee will consider the report of the Auditor General on the statement of foreign exchange receipts and payments of the country’s central bank, Bank of Ghana.

Chairman for the PAC James Klutze Avedzi said the rationale behind the committee’s work was to find out how public officials spent public funds.

“Our mission is to ascertain the truth of the issue raised by the Auditor General in its report,” he said.

The PAC is one of the accountability mechanisms established under the 1992 constitution of the country to ensure that public officials entrusted with public funds properly account for the resources under their custody.

The sitting of the committee of the legislative body allows the people’s representatives to scrutinize the policy choices of the public officers to ascertain if the choices were efficient, effective and economical. Enditem

Source: Xinhua/

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