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Garu: Mali-Bi-Vihira Mart fails to account for proceeds from sale of 10 auctioned motorbikes

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The 2021 Auditor-General Report on the Management and Utilization of the District Assemblies Common Fund (DACF) and Other Statutory Funds has revealed that the proceeds of 10 auctioned motorbikes belonging to the Garu District Assembly in the Upper East Region cannot be accounted for by the Auctioneer.

Regulation 46 of the Public Financial Management Regulations, 2019 (L.I. 2378) requires, a principal spending officer to ensure that non-tax revenue is efficiently collected and lodged into the designated bank account.

Parts of the report read, “Contrary to the above, our audit of Garu District Assembly revealed that, 10 motor bikes were auctioned to various individuals, but the auctioneer could not produce evidence that the amount has been paid into the non-tax account no. 1018131461577 at the Bank of Ghana.”

The Auditor-General has there recommended to the “Coordinating Director to ensure that the total proceeds from the auction of the motorbikes are recovered from the auctioneer (Mali-Bi-Vihira Mart), failure of which the DCD should be held liable.”

The District Coordinating Director responded that management has written to the auctioneer to account for all the proceeds made from auctioning the motorbikes and the unserviceable stores items and same paid back into the non-tax revenue account.

Source: A1radioonline.com|101.1MHz|Osuman Kaapore Tahiru|Ghana

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