Parliament on Friday constituted an Ad hoc Committee to study proposals, and recommend to the House the appointment of an Auditor to audit the accounts of the Office of the Auditor- General.
This is a constitutional requirement that has not been carried out since 2007. The Committee is expected to submit its report before the House rises on Friday. July 19, 2013.
The committee is to be chaired by the Deputy Majority Leader and Member of Parliament (MP) for Ashiaman, Mr Alfred Agbesi.
Other members are Mr Kwaku Agyemang-Manu, MP for Dormaa Central, and Chairman of the House’s Public Accounts Committee, and Alhaji Ibrahim Dey Abubakari, MP for Salaga South.
The Majority Leader and MP for Nandom, Dr Benjamin Kunbuor, urged the committee members to expedite action on their mandate and furnish the House with its report to enable it to appoint the Auditor before Parliament goes on recess.