All the six ministers including Prime Minister Henry Puna are confirmed to be in the country by their respective offices and continue with “business as usual” this week.
The Office of the Prime Minister said they would know Puna’s schedule for the week today.
The ministers will join the remaining Members of the Parliament for a workshop on the Public Accounts Committee at the Parliament starting today.
The two-day workshop is organised by the Cook Islands Parliament in conjunction with the Cook Islands Audit Office and the Auckland-based Pacific Regional Audit Initiative.
Clerk of Parliament John Tangi had earlier told CI News that the workshop would help familiarise the MPs on the committee’s role especially when dealing with key issues such as public funds and budgets.
With the 2015/16 budget set for debate and endorsement at the first sitting of parliament for the year, which has yet to be scheduled, Tangi said the workshop would be ideal to help MPs understand the committee’s work.
“The workshop is important for the MPs to better understand the work of the committee in relation to public accounts, budget and other key