January 12, 2012

The Public Accounts Committee of Parliament will soon commence public hearing on the content of the audit report of the Public Accounts of Ghana for the year ended 31st December 2010.

A release signed by the Chairman of the committee, Mr Albert Kan- Dapaaah confirmed that the Auditor –General had submitted the report to Parliament through the Speaker of Parliament as demanded by Article 87(6) of the 1992 constitution.

The statement said the report contains a couple of chapters on the total of 86 judgment debts paid in 2012 including that paid to Alfred Agbesi Wayome.

“ It is worthy to note that the 1992 Constitution spells out in Article 187(6)  that parliament shall debate the report of the Auditor- General and indeed Parliament is the only institution that is charged with the responsibility to deal with any matter arising from a report of the Auditor- General’’.

The release added that it was therefore important for the committee to conduct its public hearing and submit its report to Parliament to enable the House to deal with matters arising from the audit report as per Article 187 (6) of the 1992 Constitution.

Kwadwo Anim/ghanamps.gov.gh