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Pursue SIC for your 32k on vehicle repairs – Auditor-General to Tempane District Assembly

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The Auditor-General Johnson Akuamoah Aseidu has asked the Tempane District Assembly to pursue the State Insurance Company (SIC) for monies the Assembly spent on repairing a vehicle it owns. This was after the Assembly spent 32 thousand GHC repairing a vehicle that was comprehensively insured by SIC.

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.

“Contrary to Regulation 78 of the PFMR, 2019 (L.I. 2378), we noted that Management of Tempane District Assembly paid an amount of GHC 32,000.00 to Japan Motors Trading Company Limited for the repair of an accident vehicle Number GC 856-18 after unsatisfactory repairs by the State Insurance Company Limited (SIC). We were of the view that since the vehicle was comprehensively insured, all expenses on the repairs of the vehicle should have been borne by SIC”.

“Management indicated that it wrote a letter on 19 July 2019 to the Insurance Company, complaining of several defects in the vehicle and called on the Company to re-examine and repair the vehicle but there was no response from the Company. The Assembly, therefore, did not fully benefit from the insurance policy with SIC. We recommended that management should take the matter up,” the statement said.

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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