The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) of parliament will commence its public hearings today Tuesday, 25 April to consider financial infractions against the Bank of Ghana, Food and Drugs Authority, and other agencies.
The hearings will focus on four reports of the Auditor General’s Department.
This was made known by the Chairman of the PAC, James Klutse Avedzi, at the opening of a three-day capacity-building workshop for members of the parliamentary press corps organised by the GIZ in Koforidua.
“I believe strongly that when the committee starts sitting on Tuesday 25th of this month to Friday 28th of this month, that sitting will be looking at four reports. Bank of Ghana’s foreign exchange transaction and receipt and payment for the first half year and second half year of 2015. These two reports will be [discussed] during this public hearing starting from Tuesday. We’ll also look at performance reports on disposal of government vehicles by the Ministry of Food and Agriculture and the Ministry of Health. And lastly we will be taking the performance report on drug use in Ghana by the Food and Drugs Authority (FDA),” he stated.
Meanwhile, the parliamentary press corps, have pleaded with leadership of the committee to make copies of the Auditor General’s reports readily available to the media to enable them report factually.