Kavekotora chairs SADC public accounts committee group
Hon Mike Kavekotora (MP), the Chairperson of the Standing Committee on Public Accounts in the National Assembly, this week Friday became the new chair of the SADC Organisation of Public Accounts Committees.
Kavekotora was elected at a meeting of Public Accounts Committee members at the 13th Annual Conference and 14th Annual General Meeting of the SADC public accounts organisation in Maputo. During the conference, public accounts delegates discussed the role of effective Parliamentary financial oversight to ensure transparency and control of public financial systems.
The Parliament’s communication office said Kavekotora succeeds former chair, Hon Ntabiseng Khunou from South Africa. He will head the organisation for the next three years supported by Namibian Public Accounts Committee members, Hons Fleermuys, Kafula, Kandumbu, van Wyk and Hambyuka.
The Southern Africa Development Community Organisation of Public Accounts Committees is an autonomous and independent association of Public Accounts Committees from SADC member states, established in 2003 to promote mutual support; foster the exchange of ideas, knowledge, and experiences; act as a recognized voice of Public Accounts Committees; and promote accountability, good governance and transparency in the SADC states.
The organisation works with SADC governments to promote sound and accountable governance by advocating best practice and sharing information and experience.
All SADC member states except Madagascar and the DRC, have a representative in the SADC Organisation of Public Accounts Committees.