May 17, 2022

Liberia’s Representative on the Public Accounts Committee of the Community Parliament, Clarence Kortu Momolu Massaquoi has explained that audit is not done just to catch the rogues but also to strengthen the systems and prevent the rouges from entering.

According to him he is happy the joint Committee on Public Accounts/Administration, Finance and Budget/Macroeconomic Policies and Economic Research/Trade, Customs and Free Movement are in Togo currently holding a five days delocalised meeting.

“Under the leadership of the Speaker Dr. Sidie Mohammed Tunis, we want to bring issues of finance up to speed”, he emphasised.

In an interview as to whether interrogating Article 9 and 11 of the Supplementary Act more especially when the current Speaker’s see the Committee as his flagship programme the effort is not coming a bit late, he said; “I agree with you that we cannot blame everything on COVID-19 we were having zoom meetings during the pick of the pandemic, its better late than never,  for the next few days would not mark the end of our initiatives but would mark the strong start of and that every day the parliament would be committed to the issue of auditing.

We would meet every day, minute, seconds to put strong attention to issue of audit to ensure the committee resources are used well”.

And in his view if governments within the sub-region see how Parliament is  attaching importance to the community resources,  it would be a direct message to the individual countries that ECOWAS  is not only interested in keeping peace but is serious in ensuring that the resources are well utilised.

Kwaku Sakyi-Danso/