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Auditor-General unable to trace 10k fuel bought by Builsa North and Bongo Assemblies

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The Builsa North Municipal Assembly and Bongo District Assembly have been faulted for failing to record the usage of fuel purchased by the Assemblies worth over 10 thousand Ghana-Cedis in the vehicle logbooks. The situation goes contrary to Section 52 of the PFMA, 2016 (Act 921).

These were contained in the  Auditor–General’s Report on the Management and Utilisation of the District Assemblies Common Fund (Dacf) and Other Statutory Funds for the Year Ended 31 December 2020.

“Management of two Assemblies failed to record the utilisation of fuel purchased totalling 10,379.00 GHC in the vehicle log books,” the report indicated.

The Builsa North Municipal is said to have used 2,079.00 GHC worth of fuel without recourse to Section 52 of the PFMA, 2016 (Act 921) while the Bongo District used fuel worth 8,300.00 GHC without recourse to the same Act.

The Auditor-General Johnson Akuamoah Aseidu recommended that “the total amount of GHC10,379.00 should be recovered from the Coordinating Directors and Finance Officers” as the absence “of evidence of audit trail could conceal non-purchase or misuse of fuel”.

Meanwhile, the Builsa North Municipal Assembly has spent more than 13 thousand Ghana-cedis on an accounting software. The Assembly paid the money to Hakam Computers and Office Technologies. This was contained in the Auditor–General’s Report on the Management and Utilisation of the District Assemblies Common Fund (Dacf) and Other Statutory Funds for the Year Ended 31 December 2020.

Also, The Bawku West District Assembly has spent more than 39 thousand Ghana-Cedis on food and other grocery items for its staff. The amount spent on the items was not budgeted for. The situation, according to the Auditor-General is a breach of Section 30 of the PFMR 2016 (Act 921).

A1Radioonline.com|101.1MHz| Mark Kwasi Ahumah Smith | Ghana

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