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Acting Director of Audit says Public Accounts Committee Act will help promote accountability

The Team Unity-led Government of St. Kitts and Nevis continues to be lauded for putting the necessary legislative framework in place to facilitate a properly functioning Public Accounts Committee. The Public Accounts Committee Bill 2017, which was passed into law on Friday, August 11, in the National Assembly, provides for better oversight on public expenditure.

 Mover of the bill, Prime Minister Dr. the Honourable Timothy Harris, commended his parliamentary colleagues for their support of the historic piece of legislation. Prime Minister Harris said the bill, which sets the new legal framework for the proper functioning of a Public Accounts Committee, was also welcomed by the Acting Director of Audit, Mrs. Carla Pike, as a mechanism that will strengthen accountability and transparency in the Government of St. Kitts and Nevis.