Chipangali MMD MP Vincent Mwale has been re-elected as chairperson of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) in parliament.
PAC is the parliamentary committee that examines how government departments, bodies have utilized public money given to it each year. Mwale wrote on his facebook page that:
“I have been re-elected the Chairperson of The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) unopposed. I am so grateful to all members for the confidence in me, we believe we can archive zero audit queries by the year 2016, we have a clear strategy for that, we will use this session to push for reforms that will enhance our accountability systems, we want to ensure that there is a system in place that punishes those that abuse public resources.”
“We are grateful to you all who have given us support by way of making suggestions of what you want us to do. We will not relent in holding the executive accountable no matter what it takes.”