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General News of Friday, 26 February 2010

Source: GNA

Albert Kan Dapaah chairs WAAPAC

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Accra , Feb. 26, GNA - Mr Albert Kan Dapaah, Chairman of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) of Parliament has been unanimously elected as the Chairman of the West Africa Association of Public Accounts Committee (WAAPAC).

A press release issued in Accra, said Mr Dapaah was elected at the annual general meeting of the Association held in Accra for a two year term.

The release said WAAPAC brings together members of PAC in West Africa, to promote a non-partisan forum and encourage among its members the exchange of views on issues of general interest. It said the primary objective of WAAPAC was to facilitate and encourage interaction among PACs, government and other stakeholders in order to promote transparency and accountability in the management of public funds within the Sub-region.

Mr Kan-Dapaah, a former Cabinet Minister for eight years brings, into bear his wealth of experience in auditing and parliamentary duties, having been a member of parliament for 13 years. He was once the President of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ghana and Vice President of the Association of Accountancy Bodies in West Africa .

The release quoted Mr Dapaah as saying that his appointment was both an honour and a challenge. He will be assisted by two deputy chairpersons from Liberia and Sierra Leone.

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