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Assembly rejects NCAC report, for now

Nov 2, 2012, 10:26 AM | Article By: Lamin B.Darboe

The National Council for Arts and Culture (NCAC) is the latest to join the list of public enterprises whose annual reports and financial statements have been rejected by the Public Accounts/Enterprises PAC/PEC Committees of the National Assembly.

At its session yesterday, members of the PAC/PEC unanimously resolved not to consider the annual activity report and audited financial statement of the NCAC because the font size of its report is “illegible/not reader friendly.”

The report was also rejected because, according to Speaker Abdoulie Bojang, who is also the chair of the session, the “arrangement and numbering of pages are not consistent.”

Addressing the session, Speaker Bojang said because the NCAC had failed either by design or default to meet the aforesaid requirement in its current report, they are found to be non-compliant and cannot satisfy the basic requirements for reporting.

“Accordingly, therefore, the Joint Session has unanimously resolved to reject and not to receive or consider your reports and financial statements until you meet the aforesaid requirements,” he told NCAC officials.

He summoned the NCAC officials to reappear before the committees on Monday 26th November, 2012 at 11 am prompt and without fail.