RLG And Co. To Refund GH?55m To State

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Three companiesAn Accra based radio station?says it?has intercepted a letter, directing the three companies that were paied?monies by the Ghana Youth Employment and Entrepreneurial Agency (GYEEDA), to refund a total of GHC55 million with interest to the state.?

According ?Citi FM,?the letter stated that?the directive follows actions taken by the Minister for Justice and Attorney General, Marietta Brew Appiah-Oppong on the directives issued by President John Mahama.

It further explained that the Attorney General has issued the three companies, RLG Communications, Asongtaba Cottage Industries (ACI) and Craftpro?with agreed terms of payment, including interest calculated on the amount.

The affected companies, ?have written to the AG accepting her terms for the refund of the monies after a series of meetings with her.

ACI is to refund a total of GH?41,305,373.80, while RLG has been asked to pay back GH?7,132,488.38. The last of the three, Craftpro is paying back GH?7,458,806.39.

It came to light in an investigative report instituted by the President?that the number of youth being trained under the GYEEDA’s Youth in ICT Module provided by?Rlg Communication was?less than was reported.

For instance a report by?Rlg Communication?stated that 5,000 youth had been trained, when in fact ?only?300 received training.

Also, similar instances regarding bloating of the number of beneficiaries under two other?GYEEDA modules provided by Asongtaba and Craftpro?were deceptively reported.

Bloated figures of beneficiaries translated into more cash payments to the Service Providers from the state.

Craftpro was?providing training for basket weaving, wheile?Asongtaba trained youth in?hairdressing and?dressmaking.

The Attorney General is reported to have over the last few weeks, worked to implement a number of directives by the President on issues relating to corruption and malfeasance.

A team of lawyers from the AG?s Department is currently working on the reports of the Auditor General, and is believed to span the period 2006 to 2012.

Per the President?s directive, the Attorney General is expected to prosecute where appropriate and also institute measures to retrieve funds misappropriated and captured in the Auditor General?s reports.

Source Citi FM

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