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Thursday,  October 29, 2009  Member of Parliament for Micoud North, Honourable Jeanine Compton,  the only woman in Parliament, has called on Opposition Leader Dr. Kenny Anthony, to ensure that the Public Accounts Committee remains active.


At present Dr. Anthony is the Chairman of the Public Accounts committee, which is required to subject the implementation of government policies to scrutiny, to determine whether taxpayers are receiving value for money.


Compton says the committee, which was only reactivated earlier this year, plays a critical role in ensuring that state funds are prudently spent.


“For us to have accountability and transparency,” Compton noted, “the Public Accounts Committee has to function. It is one of the tools to ensure that we have a functioning Parliament and good governance in this country. The Public Accounts committee was not functioning under the last administration but I understand now that they have began meeting, so I urge the Leader of the Opposition to keep having these meetings so that we can ensure that we don't always have to go to Commissions of Inquiry, because of the limited resources that we have.”


Miss Compton was at the time, addressing the House of Assembly on Tuesday, October 27, where the talking point was a motion  moved and adopted by the government of Saint Lucia,  citing maladministration on the part of the the SLP government that administered the affairs of Saint Lucia  from 1997 to 2006.

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