Pressure group Occupy Ghana has served notice, it will drag the Auditor General to court in 30 days if it fails to recover state funds which were illegally paid to some individuals.
A leading member of the group and legal practitioner, Ace Ankomah revealed this on Wednesday at a forum to discuss corruption in the country, that “Occupy Ghana at 3pm today [Wednesday] served the Auditor General notice that if it doesn’t retrieve monies in the Audit report it will go to court in 30 days.”
[contextly_sidebar id=”7yayyTtn3DCJuPvb7ejTMSXbBPufWnaq”]He said the “…we have been through 11 years; 2002-2012, [of] the audit service report and we have identified a catalogued, in fact we stopped because it seems we were reproducing the report.”
The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has also expressed worry over the mismanagement of public funds by the Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs) in the country, in the Auditor General’s report.
The PAC recently revealed that officials at the Bole District Assembly wasted about GHC11, 000 meant for the disabled to organize Assembly meetings. Others were also reported to have used the fund to organise funerals.
“So we are asking him [Auditor General], have you done disallowances for surcharge? If you haven’t explain to Ghanaians why you haven’t, if you have show us how much you have recovered because the people should have paid within 60 days,” Ace Ankomah reiterated adding that “the 30 days starts counting from today.”
The Supreme Court, in July, ruled that businessman, Alfred Agbesi Woyome was to refund Ghc 51.2 million to the state.
These issues coupled with others compelled the Occupy Ghana, organizers of Occupy Flagstaff House, to stage a demonstration against the government in July 2014.
By: Godwin Allotey Akweiteh/citifmonline.com/Ghana