Malaita PAC begins meeting


THE Public Account Committee (PAC) of Malaita provincial assembly began deliberation on the province’s 2024/2025 original budget report yesterday.

This was after the executive completed discussions on the report last week, which allows the PAC to look at the report ahead of full assembly meeting which is set to begin on June 3.

Chairman of PAC, Glen Waneta confirmed to SunAuki they delved into the budget report yesterday.

PAC plays a crucial role in scrutinising the province’s budget reports to ensure sub-budget of each provincial Heads of Division (HoDs) to match their annual workplans.

This is important because HoDs are the service delivering mechanism of the province and it is only through their work that people will realise services from the province.

Another important area is for PAC to scrutinize areas of priority to the executive in the budget. This will help PAC to make recommendation on them if needed.

The chairman said his team had begun on the budget report afternoon yesterday after a briefing with the PAC secretary and they will delve deeper into the budget today-on.

He said they expect to complete the PAC report on the budget by Friday and handed over the report to the executive ahead of the full assembly on Monday 3rd June.

Waneta said this is to allow executive to look at recommendations PAC might make on the report before the full assembly meeting.

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