Nkwanta North District Assembly makes GH¢1,700.00 support to non-existing students

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By Lorlornyofm April 16, 2017 18:43

Nkwanta North District Assembly makes GH¢1,700.00 support to non-existing students

The Nkwanta North District Assembly is found to have in the year 2015 paid

GH¢1,700.00 as the MP’s financial support to six purported students of Kpassa Senior

High Technical School, who were later found not to be students.

The act violates Part IX, Regulation 226 of LI 1802 which states that, a loss shall be deemed to have occurred when the government is deprived of the use of any public or trust monies, public property, stores or any other financial or physical asset otherwise than in the normal course of public business.

According to the 2015 Report of the Auditor-General on the management and utilization of District Assemblies Common Fund and other statutory funds, management of the assembly failed to do diligent work before disbursing the monies, hence the outcome.

The report recommended management retrieves the amount from the beneficiaries

or their representatives otherwise the responsible official be surcharged.

The report also noted that at the Nkwanta North District Assembly, deductions totalling GH¢32,136.00 were made from the MP’s share of the Common Fund in favour of Messrs. Vision Sports for alleged purchases not specified.

Details of the said purchases or evidence of receipt and their use were not sighted by auditors during the audit process.

The act falls short of Part II, Regulation 12 of the Financial Administration Regulations,

2004 (LI I802), which enjoins persons entrusted with public trust funds to protect such

funds from diversion from their proper purposes.

The Auditor General opines the situation could result in diversion of public funds and

recommends management seeks the authority of the deductions from the District Assemblies Common Fund Administrator and the justification for the basis of the payments.

In the absence of the detailed purchases and the justification of its receipt and use, the Auditor General recommends the District Assemblies Common Fund Administrator be held liable for a refund of the amount.

Story by Geoffrey Gah-Mensah

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By Lorlornyofm April 16, 2017 18:43
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