April 28, 2017

Chairman of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC), Hon. James Klutse Avedzi has reveal that, workings of the committee is not a witch-hunting exercise as being perceived by section of the public. He made this remarks at the first sitting of the committee in Parliament.

He said, the PAC is one of the accountability mechanism to ensure that public officers entrusted with state resources, properly account for funds under their custody, adding that it also create the avenue for proper scrutiny of into their dealings to check if they were made in the interest of the state.

“Peddling of falsehood, or deliberate misinformation could have legal implication, you are therefore advice to speak to things you know and if you are not sure of an information say so, we are open to frank discussion you will be on oath”, he said to those gathered.

The first sitting of the Public Account Committee of the seventh Parliament of the fourth Republic, is expected to consider the report of the Auditor-General on statement of Foreign Exchange receipts payment of the Bank of Ghana for the whole of 2015.

Performance audit in the Auditor-General report concerning the Agric Ministry’s disposal of Government old vehicles were also examined, when representatives of the ministry faced members of the committee on Wednesday.

Next to appear before the Committee will be, Ghana Health Service, to answer questions about the safety and quality of medicines used in Ghana.

Ranking member of the committee Hon. Kingsley Aboagye-Gyedu urged the Bank of Ghana representative to be truthful, since they will not want to witness any unpleasant situation as happened in the past.

Bank of Ghana was represented by the second Deputy Governor, Dr. Johnson P. Asiamah, Mr. Erick Hammond assistant director Banking department, Mr. Felix Adu chief internal auditor, Mr. Stephen Opata assistant director financial marketing department and Ken Adu assistant director banking department,.

By: Kwaku Sakyi-Danso/ghanamps.com