In fulfilment of Article 187(7)(b) of the 1992 Constitution, the Auditor-General has on 31st December, 2018, submitted a special report on Disallowing items of expenditure and Surcharged persons who authorised or received payments that were contrary to the law.
A statement signed by Bernard Conduah acting public relations officer of the Ghana Audit Service, and copied to Newsghana.com.gh indicated that, the special report brought to the attention of Parliament and the general public, the work done on Disallowance and Surcharge by the Auditor General after the land mark decision by the Supreme Court in the case of OCCUPYGHANA V ATTORNEY – GENERAL on 14 June 2017.
The report was in two parts, the first part comprised of Disallowance and Surcharge for which certificates were issued to the persons who were cited to have committed the infractions, while the second part consists of recoveries made as a result of follow up made on the recommendations of the Auditor-General’s previous reports.
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AUDITOR-GENERAL SUBMITS SPECIAL AUDIT REPORT ON DISALLOWANCE
AND SURCHARGE TO PARLIAMENT
In fulfillment of the provision of Article 187 of the 1992 Constitution of Ghana, the Auditor General on 31 December, 2018, submitted to Parliament of Ghana, a special report on Disallowance and Surcharge as at 30 November 2018.
The Report seeks to draw the attention of Parliament and the citizenry to progress made by the Ghana Audit Service on Disallowance and Surcharge after the land mark decision of’ the Supreme Court on 14 June 2017 (J 1/19/2016 titled Occupy Ghana Vs. Attorney-General):
The Auditor-General, during the period, issued 112 Surcharge Certificates to individuals and organisations and recovered a total amount of GH¢67,315,066.12 into government chest.
Stakeholders and the general public can access copies of the report from the website of the Ghana Audit Service at www.ghaudit.org
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ACTING PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER