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Feb 16, 2015

Speaker Concerned About Non-implementation Of PAC Recommendations On Malfeasance


The Speaker of Parliament, Edward Doe Adjaho, has expressed concern about the yearly ritual of reporting on malfeasance in public institutions by the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) without the implementation of the recommendations.

He said, it is high time the process of just identifying the misappropriations is moved forward through the work of a robust Audit Report Implementation Committee where offenders of the law are brought to book.

Mr. Adjaho said this when the Chairman of the Public Accounts Committee Kwaku Agyeman Manu, presented the report of the Committee on the Auditor-General’s report on the public accounts of Pre-University Educational Institutions for the 2010 and 2011Financial years.

Presenting the report, the Chairman of the Public Accounts Committee, Kwaku Agyeman Manu, said 179 out of 583 pre-university institutions failed to submit their annual account for auditing, forty-two schools were cited for purchasing goods and services from non-VAT issuing companies, 92 schools engaged in payment of unearned salaries while 150 institutions were involved in unsubstantiated payments to the tune of more than four million Ghana Cedis.

He spoke about the practice where Parent Teachers Associations continually fail to account for PTA fees collected from students.— GBC