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  • The directive is contained in the 2018 Auditor General’s report on Public Boards, Corporations and other Statutory Institutions.

    The Auditor General has ordered the Food and Drugs Authority (FDA), to refund 1.7 million Ghana Cedis illegally paid to staff as clothing, fuel and maintenance allowances from its Internally Generated Funds, IGF, without approval from the Ministry of Finance and the Fair Wages and Salaries Commission.

  • “With due apologies to the Attorney General, it is not to take anything at all from her office. But the truth of the matter is that corruption cases are so plenty. In fact, it is even difficult to prioritize them.

    The Auditor General, Mr Daniel Yao Domelevo, has called for the privatisation of prosecution of corruption cases in the country.

  • “Fighting corruption is dangerous, if you fight corruption, corruption will fight you in whatever way,” Mr Domelevo added.

    The Economic and Organised Crime Office (EOCO) has launched a full-scale investigation into alleged procurement breaches at the Ghana Audit Service.

  • “Some 6,307 employees who were declared by their respective institutions as ‘discontinued’, for instance, were not terminated promptly by the CAGD on the payroll. This resulted in the payment of unearned salaries of GH¢87,560,632.53 as of June 2018,” it stated.

    The Auditor-General’s Department says it will surcharge officials whose weak supervision over the public payroll caused the country to lose GH¢564.2 million through unearned salaries by employees of ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs).

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