Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has surcharged The District Chief Executive for Ellembele of The Western Region for absenteeism during it public Hearing.
The District was invited to appear before, The Committee on Friday 17th January, 2020 during on-going public hearing in Parliament House to consider, report of the Auditor-General on the management and utilisation of District Assemblies’ Common Fund for the year ending 31st December, 2015/2016.
But for some reasons, DCE, Kwesi Bonzoh was in Parliament House but could not make it to the conference room for interrogation as planned, which has forced the PAC Chairman, James Klutse Avedzi to differ their appearance to Monday, 20th January, 2020 and they have obliged.
Meanwhile, The PAC Chairman in early hours of Monday has expressed his disappointment at the turn of event as they re-appeared and surcharged them and asked the internal Auditor to retrieve about Six Hundred Ghana Cedis GH¢600.00 spent on fuel for the second appearance from The DCE, Kwesi Bonzoh.
The Committee, has accordingly, cleared and discharged The DCE and his officials.
Our sources closed to The DCE’s Office indicated that he’s ready to pay back the money as directed.