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Kpandai: Auctioneer pockets 50k belonging to State after selling 8 cars and grader

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Mr. Francis Kweku Yeboah, an official of Ament Mart, who was appointed as an auctioneer by the Kpandai District Assembly, has failed to pay monies totalling GHC50,815.20 to a designated bank account after the auction. Mr. Yeboah, the auctioneer, was engaged to auction 8 cars and a grader.

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.

“Regulation 37 of the PFMR, 2019 (L.1. 2378) states the Ghana Revenue Authority and other covered entities shall ensure that tax and non-tax revenues and other money owed to the Ghana Revenue Authority and other covered entities received are, within forty-eight hours, paid at an office of the Bank of Ghana or any other commercial bank with which the Government has a transit account. 474. We however noted that Mr. Francis Kweku Yeboah of Ament Mart, who was appointed as an Auctioneer failed to pay the net auction proceeds of eight vehicles and a grader of Kpandai District Assembly totalling GHC50,815.20 into the designated bank account at Bank of Ghana. The State has been denied non-tax revenue of GHC50,815.20,” the report said.

The report asked the Assembly to “pursue the Auctioneer to pay the amount of GH50,815.20 into the designated account”.|101.1MHz| Mark Kwasi Ahumah Smith | Ghana

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