At the thirteenth-day meeting of the Second Pyidaungsu Hluttaw’s ninth regular session held at the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw meeting hall yesterday morning. Hluttaw representatives discussed the Joint Public Accounts Committee Report (7/2018) on the Office of the Union Auditor General audit report for fiscal year 2016-2017.
Daw Cho Cho of Ottwin constituency discussed about government departments included in the report implementing projects inaccurately without proper oversight, works done uncoordinated and uncontrolled and formed groups without proper policies to oversee the works of companies (permitted to conduct projects) by citing Min Ye cashew nut plantation jointly conducted by Department of Agriculture and Myanmar Plantation Singapore Ltd.
Daw Naw Chris Tun (a) Dr. Arr Kar Moe of Kayin State constituency 7 on the other hand discussed about Myanmar International Cooperation Agency (MICA) included in the report. Of the 65 works transferred to MICA only 23 were conducted out of which 16 work agreements were signed with MICA while 7 were signed by the department indicating a fraternizing between MICA and the department. It looks as if authorities are working with private business to work on a state-owned business. Winding up of MICA had took more than a year and half now and there seem to be a weakness in the winding up committee even at the formation stage discussed Daw Naw Chris Tun.
In his discussion, U Khin Cho of Hlaingbwe constituency said project implementation didn’t achieve the set targets in all three sectors of agriculture, industry and service. In the 14 smaller sub-sectors, only the four sectors of electricity, finance, service and trade achieve the set targets. He suggested on uncovering sector wise weaknesses and correcting it.
U Bo Gyi of Chauk constituency discussed about ministerial departments reporting to the people through Pyidaungsu Hluttaw in a transparent manner on the actions taken on matters pointed out by the Union Auditor General’s Office. He also discussed and suggested about Hluttaw representatives and experts listening to the voices of the people to discuss the matter of “Other Accounts” opened by some departments.
Dr. Khun Win Thaung of Kachin State constituency 11 also discussed about MICA and suggested following the recommendation of Union Auditor General as well as to take legal action where applicable.
The report was also discussed by U Kyaw Naing of Yangon Region constituency 12, U Nay Myo Htet of Kyauktada constituency, Daw Shwe Shwe Sein Latt of Bago Region constituency 3, Dr. Aung Khin of Pyin Oo Lwin constituency, Daw Cho Cho Win of Mawlaik constituency, U Khin Win of Magway Region constituency (2), U Thant Zin Htun of Dekhinathiri constituency, U Shwe Ko of Kyaukpadaung constituency, U Zaw Hein of Taninthayi Region constituency 7, U Kyaw Tin of Saw constituency, U Tun Tun Oo of Mandalay Region constituency 2, U Kan Myint of Thayet constituency, U Sein Win of Maubin constituency, U Kyaw Tote of Mandalay Region constituency 7, U Chin Pe Lin of Mansi constituency, Dr. U Kywe Kywe of Mandalay Region constituency 6, U Win Win of Minbu constituency, Dr. Maung Maung of Yangon Region constituency 6, U Saw of Nyaung U constituency, U Myint Naing of Rakhine State constituency 5, Dr. Zaw Win Myint of Singu constituency, U Kyaw Aung Lwin of Sedoktara constituency, U Kyaw Myint Oo of Mandalay Region constituency 10, U Tun Tun of Pwintbyu constituency, U Oo Tun Maung of Ponnagyun constituency, Daw Khin San Hlaing of Pale constituency, U Okka Min of Taninthayi Region constituency 8, U Ba Myo Thein of Yangon Region constituency 5, U Nay Htet Win of Sinbaungwe constituency and U Sai Thant Zin of Hsipaw constituency.
The fourteenth-day meeting of the ninth regular session of the Second Pyidaungsu Hluttaw will be held today it is learnt.
By Aye Aye Thant (MNA)