The Public Accounts Committee(PAC) will begin its hearing on Monday(13th August, 2018) to examine the Audited Accounts on Government expenditure for the year 2016.
The James Avedzi-led committee in pursuant to Order 165(2) of the standing orders of Parliament is expected to examine the various reports for the year ended 31st December, 2016 as presented by the Auditor-General.
The Auditor General has already presented its findings to Parliament in accordance with article 187(2) and (5) of the 1992 constitution and in agreement with section 23(1) of the Audit Service Act,2000(Act 584).
First to appear before the committee are the Finance Ministry and the Controller and Accountant General's Department to explain how Government's business in respect to the Consolidated Fund was carried out in the year under review.
The Ghana Revenue Authority and the ministry of youth and Sports will make their turn in the afternoon as
PAC examines the report of the Auditor-General on the Public Account of Ministries, Department and other Agencies and Boards.
It will be the third hearing of the seventh parliament of the fourth republic of Ghana.
It will seek explanations from heads of ministries and other department should any infraction appear in the audited report in contrary to the appropriation of the sums granted by Parliament to meet the public expenditure of the government as presented to the House.
The Public Accounts Committee consists of not more than 25 Members and is chaired by a Member who does not belong to the party which controls the Executive branch of Government.