The Chamber responds to the Prime Minister’s position on the Public Accounts Committee

Tuesday, August 27th, 2013

Press Release- Belize Chamber of Commerce and Industry- August 26th-

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The Chamber vigorously renews its call on both the Government of Belize and the Opposition to ensure a fully functioning Public Accounts Committee.

The functions of the PAC according to the Standing Orders of the House Representatives are to examine , consider and report on:

a. The accounts having the appropriation of of the sums granted by the National Assembly to meet the public expenditure of the country;

b. Such other accounts as may be referred to the committee by the House or under any law; and

c.The report of the Auditor General on any such accounts.

The fundamental concern of the Chamber is to ensure that said reports are thoroughly reviewed and reported upon so that appropriate corrective measures regarding resource expenditures are taken where necessary by the Government and all its departments.

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