Public Interest and Accountability Committee (PIAC) to have a watchdog role over how resources given to the chiefs are utilised. Per the Petroleum Revenue Management Act  PIAC among other things ensures the efficient management of the petroleum revenues for sustainable development. In the view of the Deputy Regional Minister, empowering PIAC to have the mandate to monitor how mineral resources are managed by the chiefs would be beneficial to their subjects and communities. The Deputy Minister made the suggestion when a team of PIAC members led by its Chairman, Dr. Steve Manteaw and selected members of the Institute of Financial and Economic Journalists (IFEJ) called on him at the Regional Coordinating Council. [caption id="attachment_86005" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Members of PIAC and IFEJ in the Brong Ahafo Region to inspect some oil funded projects[/caption] PIAC and IFEJ are in the Brong Ahafo Region to inspect some oil funded projects in the region released by the Ministry of Finance in 2016. Dr Steve Manteaw welcomed the suggestion for amendment of the PRMA Act 815 but added President Akufo-Addo has also called for a conversation regarding the operations of PIAC “It is welcoming for such a suggestion to be coming from you but the President has also called for a public forum to deliberate on the mandate of PIAC. “If at the end of the public forum, our mandate is extended per the views of Ghanaians we will do what is expected of us in monitoring how our mineral resources are also managed”, he said. [caption id="attachment_86006" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Members of PIAC and IFEJ in a group picture with Brong Ahafo Deputy Regional Minister, Evans Bobie.[/caption] He explained that until the mandate is extended, PIAC can only monitor and report on how oil revenues are been utilized for the benefit of all Ghanaians.