150 African MPs to attend Accountability Conference

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Over 150 Parliamentarians from Southern and East Africa are scheduled to attend a Public Accounts Committees Conference at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Lusaka.
The joint Accountability Conference for the Eastern African Association of Public Accounts Committees (EAAPAC) and the Southern Africa Development Community Organisation of Public Accounts Committees (SADCOPAC) will be hosted by the National Assembly of Zambia from 12 to 15 May 2014 .

ZANIS reports that Clerk of the National Assembly of Zambia Doris Mwiinga disclosed the development in a statement in Lusaka, today.

Ms. Mwiinga says the four day conference will be held under the theme “Enhance public accountability and transparency in the management of natural resources – Role of Public Accounts Committees(PACs)”.

Zambia is a member of SADCOPAC which is an autonomous and independent association of Public Accounts Committees from SADC States established to promote mutual support.

The association endeavours to foster the exchange of ideas, knowledge and experiences in promoting accountability, good governance and transparency in the SADC states.

The Parliamentarians will be expected to employ SADCOPAC as a recognised voice of Public Accounts Committees in the SADC Community and learn from the East African experience.

Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly of Zambia Mukondo Lungu will officially open the four day event tomorrow, Monday 12th May 2014 .

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