Letter to the Editor

PAC should hold executive accountable

Dear editor,
TRANSPARENCY International Zambia (TIZ) welcomes parliamentary approval of the newly-constituted Public Accounts Committee (PAC).
As TIZ, we believe that the independence of PAC is the hallmark of public financial accountability in Zambia.
We therefore strongly expect that the work of PAC will not be in any way hindered or influenced by the executive, whose job is for PAC to hold accountable.
Any form of executive influence on PAC, whether perceived or actual, could potentially render PAC ineffective. We have noted that the composition of PAC includes both new and experienced members of Parliament, who have been PAC members before.
TIZ expects nothing less than good performance from the newly-constituted PAC.
Executive director
Transparency International Zambia

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