PAC committee brief ministries about audited accounts
July 12, 2016 6:16 pm
The newly constituted Public Accounts Committee is meeting with various ministries, offices, and other departments this week to generally brief them of their audited accounts that are before the parliament.
The committee is vigorously looking through the accounts to see whether the Auditor General’s recommendations have been implemented.
The public accounts committee now has volumes of audited books from the Auditor General’s report to intensively go through for the next several weeks.
First on the list was the Office of the Auditor General. PAC Chairman Ashneel Sudhakar says it is an open and transparent process.
“What we’re asking them or inquiring of them is these changes and recommendations resulted from some findings that they made so thats in the AGs reportedly have explain their side, the person who will be called as witness will explain their side, we the committee will then make a determination and all that content will be in the report.”
The Ministry of Economy is expected to be briefed today followed by FIRCA, Reserve Bank of Fiji and the Fiji Independent Commission against Corruption later in the week.
Sudhakar says the committee will look at the reports, deliberate on it, conduct assessments before a final report is compiled by the committee which will then be made available to the public.