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13th April 2023

Public Accounts Committee begins public sittings in Tamale

Public Accounts Committee begins public sittings in Tamale

The Public Accounts Committee of Parliament has begun zonal public hearings in Tamale in the Northern Region to discuss the 2020 Auditor-General’s Report on Pre-University Educational Institutions, Technical Universities, District Assemblies (IGF), and the Management and Utilisation of District Assemblies’ Common Fund for the financial year ended 31 December 2020.

The Committee has invited public institutions cited in these reports to appear before the Committee during the public hearings.

Opening the hearing, Dr James Klutse Avedzi, the Chairman of the Committee, urged public institutions to ensure that they worked in accordance with the Public Procurement Laws and the Financial Management Act to avoid violating the laws that could result in sanctions.

The Committee would spend six days in the Northern Zone before moving to the Middle Zone in the Bono East Region and the Savana Regions.

Auditors from the Educational Institutions and District Assemblies Department (EIDA), Commercial Audits Department and representatives from the Parliamentary Affairs Unit of Audit Service, Ghana are representing the Auditor-General to assist the Committee in its hearing.