The Bolgatanga Municipal Assembly has been cited in the 2022 Auditor-General’s Report for failing to account for over Ghc5,000 in revenue collected from public toilets in the Municipality.
The Bolgatanga Municipality is part of 2 other Assemblies cited for similar offences. The others are the Nabdam District and the Builsa North Municipality.
“Regulation 46 of the PFM Regulations, 2019 (L.I. 2378) enjoins, a Principal Spending Officer to ensure that non-tax revenue is efficiently collected and lodged in gross within 24 hours in the designated account.”
“On the contrary, we noted that out of a total amount of GH¢183,541.32 collected by three Assemblies, only GH¢136,310.53 was accounted for leaving a balance of GH¢47,230.79 not accounted for,” portions of the Report Of The Auditor-General On The Accounts Of District Assemblies For The Year Ended 31 December 2022 read.
According to the report, a total of Ghc8,740.00 was collected as fees for public toilets in the Municipality. The Assembly was however only to account for Ghc3,230.00 leaving a difference of Ghc5,510.00.
The Auditor-General indicated that the situation has led to loss in revenue for the Assembly and charged management of the Assembly to take steps to collect the monies.
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