Montserrat delegates are presently in London, UK, joining participants from eight other UK Overseas Territories to participate in a three-day Forum around the theme "Partnerships for Good Governance."
The Forum will take place from November 29th - December 1st where delegates will meet with UK and Overseas Territories’ parliamentarians, parliamentary officials, and external and internal auditors.
Representing Montserrat in the UK are: Public Accounts Committee Chairman, Hon Paul Lewis; Member of the Public Accounts Committee, Hon Claude Hogan; Clerk of the Office of the Legislature Judith Baker; External Audit Miss Marsha Meade; and Internal Audit Miss Romilly Murraine.
Taking place in the UK Parliament, delegates will, for the first time since the Covid-19 pandemic, participate in a number of in-person sessions covering the themes of partnerships for good governance, effective scrutiny, and public engagement and leadership. The Overseas Territories Forum comes at a time of increasing interest around the state of the global economy, energy and climate security, as well as effective audit functions, and engagement with the public.
The Forum was organised by the UK Branch of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA UK) in collaboration with the National Audit Office (NAO), and the Government Internal Audit Agency (GIAA). Since 2016, these three partners have delivered the UK Overseas Territories Project, a programme of activities focusing on good governance and oversight of public finances in the Overseas Territories.