(Photo courtesy of MP Rasol Y. Mitmug, Jr)
COTABATO CITY — The Bangsamoro Transition Authority (BTA) Parliament constituted the “Committee on Accounts and Audit” which shall have jurisdiction over all matters relating to the income, revenues and internal auditing of the funds for all the expenditures and activities of the BTA, other ministries, agencies and offices of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM).
The Committee is composed of seventeen (17) members with Members of the Parliament (MPs) Anna Tarhata Basman as Chairperson and Amilbahar Mawallil as Vice-Chairperson.
Committee Members include MPs Ubaida Pacasem, Atty. Raisa Jajurie, Mohagher Iqbal, Abdulraof Macacua, Tucao Mastura, Said Salendab, Aida Silongan, Eddie Alih, Abraham Burahan, Zia Alonto Adiong, Jamel Macaraya, Narciso Yu-Ekey, Edrieza Nasser Rimbang, Romeo Sema and Engr. Baintan Adil-Ampatuan.
Furthermore, the Committee on Accounts and Audit shall also have jurisdiction to examine and scrutinize the income, revenues, and the expenditure plans of all government ministries, bureaus and agencies of the Bangsamoro government, including the audit thereof.
Rule VII Section 4 of the Parliamentary Rules, Procedures, and Practices of the BTA states that “Parliamentary committees are permanent committees which exercise continuing responsibility in the legislative activity of the BTA, and are hereinafter set up in these Rules. The BTA shall, upon the recommendation of the Committee on Rules, organize and adopt Parliamentary committees: Provided, That the Memberships of Parliamentary committees shall be on the basis of proportional representation affiliated with the Majority and the Minority of the BTA.” (GALao, Publication and Media Division, BTA Parliament)
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