Scrutiny of the expenditure of all district assemblies in the three regions of the north by the Parliament’s Public Accounts Committee (PAC) is currently underway.
Some district assemblies in the Upper East Region will take their turn on Thursday followed by those in the Northern Region scheduled for Friday October 10, 2014.
Members of the committee on Wednesday October 08, 2014, began a three day meeting with some six district assemblies in the Upper West Region who were queried by the Auditor Generals Department on their expenditure from 2010 to 2012.
[contextly_sidebar id=”3q6d2mocjcLEEKPhxKxC7yqXwzk2u94i”]At the beginning, the PAC members led by their Acting Chairman, Hon. Robert Sarfo Mensah were unimpressed with the responses given.
Some of the District Finance Officers and their Coordinating Directors demonstrated their naivety on simple administrative procedures.
They failed to explain why some monies from the District Assembly Common Fund and other statutory funds were spent with total disregard to laid down financial regulations.
For instance, the Wa Municipal Assembly could not produce official receipts or supporting documents for GHC19, 656.6 spent on some supposed development projects.
Wa Central, Wa East, Wa West, Sisala East, Sisala West, Nadowli and Lawra districts in the Upper West Region appeared before the PAC.
By: Abdul Karim Naatogmah/citifmonline.com