GH¢249,742.54 unaccounted for by 11 Volta Region Assemblies – 2015 Auditor General’s Report

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By Lorlornyofm April 11, 2017 19:02

GH¢249,742.54 unaccounted for by 11 Volta Region Assemblies – 2015 Auditor General’s Report

Eleven assemblies in the Volta Region have failed to substantiate payments totaling GH¢249,742.54 with the related receipts and statements contrary to Part IX, Sections 7, 13 and 14 of the Financial Memoranda for Assemblies.

The development has made it difficult for the Auditor General to ascertain validity of certain transactions made by the assemblies in question.

This was contained in the 2015 Report of the Auditor-General on the management and utilization of District Assemblies Common Fund and other statutory funds.

Nkwanta South District Assembly topped the list with its inability to support with receipt, an amount of GH₵58, 847.00 which it spent with payment vouchers while Agotime Ziope District followed for failing to provide receipts to support an amount of GH₵41,679.31.

North Dayi District Assembly was unable to provide supporting payment vouchers for GH₵29,056.50 while Krachi Nchumuru District failed to provide receipts to back payment vouchers amounting to GH₵23,500.00.

Thirteen payment vouchers amounting to GH₵5,654.79 were provided for auditing without receipts by the Afadzato-South District Assembly. The District Assembly also failed to make available valid payment vouchers for GH₵16,729.44.

Biakoye, Central Tongu and Ho West District assemblies could not provide valid payment vouchers for GH₵15,965.00, GH₵19,188.00and GH₵11,450.00 respectively.

The Hohoe Municipal Assembly was unable to support an amount of GH₵ 9,030.00 with payment vouchers, while Ketu North District Assembly had no receipts for payment vouchers totaling GH₵3,753.00.

The Auditor General has recommended recovery of the amounts involved from the Coordinating Directors and Finance Officers of the Assemblies for their ineptitude in handling the said transactions.

Story by Geoffrey Gah-Mensah

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