Thursday May 22 2014

Apac runs without an accounts committee

By Geoffrey Omara

Apac- For the last six months, Apac District has run without supervision of the district Public Accounts Committee.

The district speaker, Mr Felix Yine, said the tenure for the previous accounts committee expired in December last year and since then, the district executive has not been able to appoint new members.

“The council has been pushing the district executive council to table names to the council for approval, in vain. This is affecting service delivery since there is no committee overseeing the projects on the ground,” Mr Yine said.

Need for committee
While meeting members on the Parliamentary Public Accounts Committee on local governments, at Mayor hotel in Apac Town last Friday, Mr Yine said demand to have the accounts committee is still on.
“We do not want to face legal implications in case uncoordinated accountabilities are presented,” he said.

The district chairperson, Mr Bob Okae, acknowledged the district has been operating without an accounts committee but promised to fill the positions in the forthcoming council meeting.

“There had been some challenges, especially in the operation of the accounts committee, but as executive, we are ready to table new names at the council meeting on May 29, for approval,” Mr Okae said.