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Former Deputy Minister under Kufuor chairs Public Accounts Committee

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Kwaku Agyema-ManuMr Kwaku Agyeman-Manu, a former deputy Finance Minister in the Kufuor administration has been elected to Chair Parliament’s Public Accounts Committee.

The 25-member Committee, which has oversight responsibilities on public expenditure, has Mr Samuel Atta Akyea, Member for Abuakwa South, as Vice Chairman.

The committee has over the years exposed some financial malpractices among public institutions, including the Metropolitan, Municipal and Districts assemblies.

Parliament has meanwhile constituted all the other Standing and Select committees such as that of Finance, which has Mr James Avedzi, Member for Ketu North, as Chairman.

The House is expected to select representatives from Ghana’s Parliament to serve at the ECOWAS and Pan-African Parliaments.

Under Article 4(1) of the Constitutive Act of the African Union, each member state shall be represented in the Pan-African Parliament by five parliamentarians, at least one of whom shall be a woman.

Under Article (2) of the said Act, the representation of each parliament shall reflect the diversity of political opinions in the National Parliaments.

In relation to the ECOWAS Parliament, under Article 5 of the Protocol, a total of eight seats have been allotted to the Parliament of Ghana out of a total of 120 seats for the entire 16-member ECOWAS Community.

By Eunice Menka

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