According to the Report of the Auditor-General on the Management and Utilisation of the District Assemblies Common Fund (DACF) and Other Statutory Funds for the year ended 31 December 2021, more than Ghc42,000 worth of fuel cannot be accounted for by the Bongo District Assembly.
Portions of the report read, “Regulation 78 of the Public Financial Management Regulations 2019 (L.I.2378) stipulates that, a principal spending officer of a covered entity is personally
responsible for ensuring in respect of each payment of that covered entity; the validity, accuracy and legality of the claim for payment; that evidence of services received, certificates for work done and any other supporting document exist.”
“Contrary to the above regulation, we noted that Bongo District procured fuel totalling GH¢42,349.01 but could neither produce vehicle logbook entries nor any evidence to indicate that the fuel was used judiciously for its intended purpose.”
“No cause was provided by management for this infraction.”
The report recommended that “the DCD should refund the amount involved.”
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