PAC back after Christmas break

  • 12 January, 2019

The Parliamentary portfolio committee's Public Accounts Committee (PAC) led by MP Selibe Mochoboroane will be back with full force from Monday next week after the Christmas break.

This was confirmed by PAC chairperson Mochoboroane when approached for comment on Friday.
According to the PAC's new schedule released by the office of the committee's secretary Mining Ministry is expected to appear for the second time to deal with the remaining issues and it has been allocated one day only.
It will be followed by the Ministry of Health on Tuesday also for a one day while Finance and Police as well as the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) will follow on Wednesday and Thursday respectively.
The PAC's schedule shows that the Ministry of Police and IEC will also proceed for their hearings on Friday January 21 respectively and the Ministry of Communications, Science and Technology will wrap up the hearings on January 22.
In its sessions, the PAC summons government ministries and departments as well as parastatals to account for funds allocated and services rendered based on the Auditor General's audit report's queries.
The committee also allows individuals to come and testify against services rendered to them and any unfair treatment or where they feel that they have been marginalised or discriminated by the public servants.
In most cases, the PAC's proceedings are aired live on some private radio stations and state owned Lesotho Television (LTV).
Upon completion of the hearings, PAC is expected to compile reports and make recommendations to the relevant authorities where the committee feels that financial regulations were not followed and officers might have misused public funds meant to carry out certain projects for their own personal gains.
PAC during the sessions, seeks clarity in a form of documents or witnesses before making any conclusions.

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