Assembly committee on public accounts urges ministry to ensure accountability

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Anambra House of Assembly Committee on Public Account has mandated all Ministries and Parastatal Agencies to ensure that funds appropriated to them is judiciously utilised to ensure accountability.

The committee said this when the Management of Works’ Ministry, Awka appeared before it for verification.

Chairman of the Committee, Mr Charles Ezeani, said the 1999 Constitution as amended empowered the Committee to verify the audited accounts of every organ of the state government annually.

“This is with a view to ensuring transparency in disbursement of government fund,” he added.

The committee enjoined government ministries and Parastatal agencies to always follow due process in disbursement of government fund.

After the verification of 2016 audited accounts of the Ministry of Works, the Committee asked the management staff to come back with all necessary documents that would help them to do their work.

Commissioner for Works, Mr Marcel Ifejiofor commended the committee for living up to their constitutional responsibilities.

Permanent Secretary in the Ministry, Mr Emeka Ohuoha re-assured them that the ministry would meet all their requirements. (MOI)

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