The Chairman of the Public Accounts Committee Hon. James Klutse-Avedzi has hinted that the Committee would make recommendations to the House to ask the Auditor-General to do a Financial Performance Audit on only educational projects being funded by the Ghana Education Trust Fund (GETfund).
This follows an observation made by the Member of Parliament (MP) for Builsa South Constituency Hon. Clement Apak and the MP for South Dayi, Hon. Rockson Dafiamekpor, who noted that the irregularities about uncompleted GETfund projects cited in Auditor-General’s reports are too many.
To address this, they said a pragmatic measure must be adopted to address the situation going forward.
The MPs emphasised that this will even help the Committee to know the number of projects being funded by GETfund at a particular Constituency at any given time, adding that Heads of Institutions must be included in the process of awarding contracts so that certain purchased items of low standards are not just dumped on the Schools by the contractors.
They made these observations at the on-going Zone One Public Hearing of the Committee in Tamale to consider the 2021 Auditor-General”s Reports on the Management and Utilisation of District Assemblies Common Fund and Other Statutory Funds for the year ended 31st December, 2021 and Accounts of District Assemblies (IGF) for the year ended 31st December, 2021 (All MMDAs in the Upper West Region cited in the two Reports).
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