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Bediako reveals why public service officials are mostly surcharged

William Asante Bediako William Bediako Asante is DCE for Amansie West

Tue, 27 Feb 2018 Source: abusuafmonline.com

The District Chief Executive (DCE) for Amansie West in the Ashanti region, William Bediako Asante has said that public Service officials are mostly surcharged because they lack proper record keeping.

He believes public officials wouldn’t be in trouble when they face the Public Accounts Committee if they take record-keeping seriously in their various offices.

Speaking in an interview with Abusuafmonline.com, Mr. Bediako Asante said he realized last week in Sunyani that some public service officials who faced the Public Accounts Committee for interrogation had failed to keep proper records of their daily activities.

He said ”If you saw what happened in Sunyani last week you could see that the work of the Public Accounts Committee is very detailed but with the public service sometime you could see that we don’t take certain things serious but if we could take it serious it would eradicate a lot of the corruption that is going on”.

”Sometimes it’s just perception but if we can do our things correct like I was talking about log book, if somebody is charging government for GHS20, 000 for travelling Obuasi if the same person is saying that somebody gone to Sunyani and is charging GHS20, 000 you could realize that there are some discrepancies”.

”Over there you realize that if you travel outside your jurisdiction just fill the log book so that whoever wants to track how much you have spent for that space of time it becomes easy for them but sometimes we in public service we gross over a lot of things and that is what they try to lay emphasize because there were people who were surcharged for certain things though they actually didn’t do it but because of record keeping they were surcharged and I think if we take these things very serious it will give us a very clean image as a country”.

Source: abusuafmonline.com