- The induction is organised by the Directorate of Audit, Appropriations and other select committees.
- It will also emphasise the mandate and role of the committee in holding the executive to account, making law and representation.
National Assembly will have a four-day meeting induction for Watchdog House teams on holding the executive to account, making laws and representation.
The induction is organised by the Directorate of Audit, Appropriations and other select committees.
The meeting is set to start on Friday and will run all through to Sunday at a Mombasa hotel.
The four-day meeting will explore ways of enhancing the relationship between Parliament and other stakeholders with the aim of improving accountability in the public sector.
Among the House audit committees lined up for induction include Public Accounts Committee (PAC) chaired by nominated MP John Mbadi, Public Investments Committee on commercial affairs and energy headed by Pokot South MP David Pkosing.
Others are Public Investments Committee on Social Services, Administration and Agriculture chaired by Navakholo MP Emmanuel Wangwe, Specialized Accounts Funds Committee headed by Migori Women representative Fatuma Mohamed and Decentralized fund Accounts committee led by Mwingi Central Gideon Mulyungi.
The theme of the meeting is setting the stage for effective and efficient service delivery.
“In line with their financial audit mandate, the six (6) Audit Committees have organised a round table familiarisation conference with key stakeholders within the remit of their financial oversight mandate,” the programme reads in part.
"This will involve discussions on matters of financial accountability, the role, and mandate of the various institutions in the sector and their relationship with the financial audit Committees of the National Assembly."
Director of Audit appropriations and other select committees directorate Florence Atenyo-Abonyo said the objectives of the induction are to understand the general operations of the committees of the house.
It will also emphasise the mandate and role of the committee in holding the executive to account, making law and representation.
They will also put emphasise on roles of the chairperson, members, and secretariat of committees in facilitating the achievement of the committee’s objectives.
It will also strengthen the cooperation and partnership between the Committees and relevant stakeholders and the Powers and privileges of Committees.
The expected outcomes of the workshop include effective sharing of knowledge on the practices and procedures of the Assembly as they apply to Committees.
As well as have a better understanding of the mandate of the Committees and in-depth insight into the workings of the stakeholders.
Participants in the round table discussion will include National Treasury and Economic Planning Principal Secretary Chris Kiptoo, Director General Accounting Services and Quality Assurance and Director General Public Investment and Portfolio Management.
Others include Auditor-General CPA Nancy Gathungu, Controller of Budget Margaret Nyakango, Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission Chief Executive Officer Twalib Mbaruk and Director of Public Prosecutions Noordin Haji.
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