PAC surcharges 2 ministers for ignoring invitation to answer 2017 Auditor General’s report queries

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The Public Accounts Committee of Parliament (PAC) has surcharged two ministers and their agencies to pay for the overall cost associated with the committee’s sitting on Thursday.

This follows the failure of the ministers; the Roads and Highways Minister, Kwasi Amoako-Atta and the Works and Housing Minister, Francis Asenso-Boakye, and their agencies to appear before the committee at the commencement of sitting to consider the 2017 and 2018 report of the Auditor General.

Members of the committee had turned out in their numbers only to be informed by the Clerk that the ministries had failed to show up.

The development did not sit well with the legislators.

Chairman of PAC, James Klutse Avedzi, therefore, directed the Finance Department of the House to compute the cost that Parliament incurred which consists of GBC airtime and among others for the two ministries to pay.

James Avedzi later ordered the two ministries to appear before the Committee on Friday at 2 pm prompt.

The Ministry of Education, the Ghana Education Service (GES), Ministry of Communications, and Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources are also expected to appear before the Committee on Friday, June 25, 2021.

The Committee is expected to consider the Report of the Auditor-General on the public Accounts of Ministries, Department and Agencies (MDAs) the year ended 31st December 2017 and December 2018 — myjoyonline

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