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Sep 6, 2013

National Assembly issues revised schedule for PAC meetings

On Wednesday, the Clerk of the National Assembly sent out a schedule and agenda of hearings of the Public Accounts Committee. That committee, mandated to scrutinize and report on government spending, is now run by four members of the Cabinet. Minister of National Security John Saldivar was appointed pro-tem Chairman of the Committee after opposition Chairman Julius Espat walked out of Wednesday’s meeting. Saldivar told us that starting on September twenty-third, the PAC would scrutinize pre-2008 and post-2008 Auditor General Reports equally. But the schedule and agenda sent out by the Clerk in fact showed that only pre-2008 reports would be looked at until May 2014. On Thursday Saldivar was asked for a clarification, and late Thursday evening the Clerk sent out a revised schedule. This one is more in line with Saldivar’s declaration. As you can see, the meetings will be split between reports from 2003 to 2008, and reports from 2009 onward. The schedule also includes a special report on the Venezuelan Grant Program, a special report on the issuance of national land leases and titles from September 2007 to February 2008, and a special report on the Soybean Project of Belize. According to the release from the Clerk of the National Assembly, the witnesses to be summoned will include the current and former Auditors-General, the current and former Chief Executive Officers, and current and former Finance Officers from all government ministries.

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4 Responses for “National Assembly issues revised schedule for PAC meetings”

  1. RedBwai says:

    They are just a bunch of clowns in a circus…revising those reports from such far back isn’t work jack to us living in today’s day…i guess they want to crucify the reports under the PUP administration and leave out the reports under the UDP administration. Dah fool the talk but dah no fool the listen…why dont they revise the most recent reports under the UDP administration?? what do they have to hide?? What are they hiding?? why are they so hell bent on dictating things in their favor ever step of the way??..the people are watching and the people are not fools…

  2. NIRO says:

    Change your name to BlueBwai Better. FOOL U R!!! don’t u see that the they will revise from 2003 till now!!!!! cant read or understand!!!! PUP’s again. Julius says that he wants to revise from 2008, becasue he was not in as chairman of the PAC in 2003!!! everyone knows that he was elected to be chairman on 2012. He is a fool or what!! if he became the chairman on 2012 and do not want to go back to 2003 why does he want to go back to 2008 when he was not the chairman of the PAC!!! fools like always are blue koncas!!!

  3. Concern says:

    The chairman of the Public Accounts Committee is taken from the opposition to cheer the meetings to discuss how the government is spending its money. The UDP chaired those meeting from 1998 to 2007. They were paid, and now we the people want to know why the UDP want to go back to 2003, when they already did those years without any problem. Under the UDP the committee have been unable to meet, because when the chairman call the meeting, some of the UDP members don’t show up, and if you cannot have a corium because some people are absent, then you are getting no where. If they do show up, they refuse to allow the meeting to go through, so you are still not getting the work done. Espat’s suggestion to bring in other people to change the composition of the members, will ensure that those people will show up, and they will get the work done. WE THE PEOPLE (UDP,PUP AND NO P’s at all) WANT TO SEE HOW OUR MONEY IS BEING SPENT, AND AGREE WITH ESPAT’S SUGESTION. We are tired of this UDP playing games and allowing the time to slip bye. We want it done now as its the committee job to do it now. From 2008 to now, the UDP have been playing games and deliberately preventing the meetings from being held, and this foolishness have to STOP!

  4. Love says:

    We don’t care whether someone think a Koncas is blue, red, yellow, green or any other color as long as work of the Public Accounts Committee get done, and yes it should start at 2008 because the UDP have been preventing the Committee from doing it’s work from then.

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