2015 Auditor General’s Report: Three Volta Region District Assemblies made payments for contracts without monitoring reports

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By Lorlornyofm April 16, 2017 18:45

2015 Auditor General’s Report: Three Volta Region District Assemblies made payments for contracts without monitoring reports

The 2015 Auditor General’s Report has cited three district assemblies in the Volta Region for making payments for contracts executed without inspection reports and certificates of work done by the District Works Engineers.

The district assemblies mentioned for violating Section 16 (a) of the Financial Administration Act, 2003 (Act 654) are Krachi Nchumuru, Biakoye and North Dayi.

Section 16 (a) of the Financial Administration Act, 2003 (Act 654) categorically

requires among others that payments for work done, goods supplied or services

rendered should be certified by either the head of department or any authorised

officer as having been satisfactorily done and price charged found reasonable.

Contrary to the above, the Krachi Nchumuru District Assembly engaged a contractor on road rehabilitation works at a value of GH¢42,686.80 and paid an initial certificate of

GH¢11,000.00 for executed works without any inspection reports from the District

Monitoring and Evaluation Team.

In a related development, the Biakoye and North Dayi District Assemblies made two contract payments, GH¢17,400.00 and GH¢36,106.89 respectively without certificates for work done by the District Works Engineers.

The report says failure to prepare certificates and the sole reliance on works engineers’

certificates without monitoring reports can result in assemblies not having value for

money should shoddy works be done by the contractors.

The Auditor General recommends management always obtains certificates and monitoring reports prior to the payment of any certificates.

Story by Geoffrey Gah-Mensah

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By Lorlornyofm April 16, 2017 18:45
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