Maseru, Sept. 04 — The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) have summoned officers from different government ministries who were involved in COVID-19 related expenditures following their failure to report before the committee on Monday.
According to the Chairperson of the Committee, Mrs. Machabana Lemphane Letsie, the Savingram was issued on August 28 that requested all officers who were involved in COVID-19 issues to report to the committee but none of them had shown up.
She said what officers did is to belittle the committee hence the issuance of summons to collect them everywhere they are, so that they can answer to the committee some of the queries raised in the Auditors General report for the Financial year 2020/2021.
Mrs. Letsie stressed that they will not allow such to happen because failure to take responsibility for their actions will affect the public, she said they need answers and nothing else.
She stated that failure to cooperate with the team instructed to come with them, the committee will be completed to keep them in police custody until the matter is discussed and closed.
The Acting Principal Secretary (PS) in the Prime Minister’s office, Mrs. Mapuo Matlanyane highlighted that all officers were made aware of the PAC meeting on Monday and it was their own discretion not to come.
The meeting has been postponed to 1200hrs today, to allow the police to do their task as instructed.