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Auditor-General's 2019 audit report reveals irregularities in public finances

Thu, 15 Oct 2020 Source: www.ghanaweb.com

The acting Auditor-General says over GH¢3 billion has been identified as the overall financial impact of irregularities in public finances.

According to John Akuamoah Asiedu, the acting Auditor-General, the authorities found culpable will be charged accordingly after further investigations.

The 2019 report, according to Accra-based Joy FM, revealed that at the Collection Office of the Ghana Revenue Authority at the Kotoka International Airport, “exemptions from the payment of duty and tax totalling GH¢6.2 million was granted on imported goods without parliamentary approval”.

The report further claimed: "The Electoral Commission was given exemptions of up to GH¢1.4 million on goods imported. The Ministry of Health was also granted exemptions to a tune of GH¢2.4 million...Amandi Energy Limited was given GH¢1.8 million. Authentic International was also given GH¢104, 000, the Ministry of Local Government was given GH¢17,000 and the Ghana Health Service was given over GH¢338,000 exemptions.”

The Auditor-General has advised Sector Commanders to certify/guarantee that parliamentary approval letters which gave authority for the exemptions amounting to GH¢7.1 million are provided for inspection.

Daniel Yaw Domelevo, the Auditor-General, is currently on forced leave, and hence the general public will be following this matter closely.

Source: www.ghanaweb.com

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