Audit Report Reveals Energy Ministry Spends $2m On Luxury Cars

An Audit report by the Auditor General has revealed that the Energy Ministry spent $1,745, 159 (GHc5, 584,508) meant for rural electrification on 38 luxury vehicles.

  • Published:
24/7 Live - Subscribe to the Pulse Newsletter!

According to the report, the vehicles were bought from a budget meant for extending electricity to 1,200 communities under the Multi-Donor Budgetary Support Programme between 2010 and 2012.

The report presented by the Auditor General, Richard Quartey, also revealed that the ministry also bought two heavy duty photocopiers for $33,226.40 (GHS106,324), four desktop computers with accessories for $10,522.28(GHS33,670), and three laptop computers with accessories for $8,008.71 (GHS25,627.87).

“The vehicles and office equipment were supplied by Weldy Lamont (contractor for the project) as part of the material supplied for the project. The Director of power explained the acquisition of the vehicles and office equipment was for capacity building to enhance the service delivery of the Ministry. The audit team found no budget for purchase of vehicles and office equipment in the details of the contract” the report noted.

The vehicles include; Ford F150 truck, Lexus LX570, Chrysler 300, Dodge Dakota SLT, and Grido Ford 5150.  The Auditor-General, Richard Quartey who presented the report to Parliament explained that the Ministry used the money for the electricity project because as at the time of the purchases, there was no budgetary allocation for the vehicles.

According to the report, the ministry also bought two heavy duty photocopiers for $33,226.40 (GHS106,324), four desktop computers with accessories for $10,522.28, and three laptop computers with accessories for $8,008.71.

Recommended Articles

Recommended Videos

Top Articles

1 Video Soldier detained for leaking Flagstaff House brutality videobullet
2 SONA President Akufo-Addo presents maiden State of the Nation Addressbullet
3 Ghana Police IGP in another radical police shake-upbullet
4 Kumasi Technical Institute Over 20 injured after students clash...bullet
5 Pay Day NDC Ministers troop to Flagstaff House for ex-gratiabullet
6 Assault Police must crack this case- Otiko Djababullet
7 Gory Accident NPP parliamentary candidate involved in fatal...bullet
8 National Defence Troops to receive peacekeeping allowance...bullet
9 Ghana Police Trafficking ring busted, 11 girls rescuedbullet
10 State of the Nation Address Nana Addo condemns...bullet

Top Videos

1 Meet "The Beast" President Obama's Cadillac that's more tank than carbullet
2 Video Police officer attacked at Flagstaff Housebullet
3 Obinim What happen'd when we fact checked Obinim's Bible knowledgebullet
4 Refugee Ghanaian to lose fingers after 7-hour trek to cross US borderbullet
5 Kwame Nkrumah Interchange Water leaks from hole in wall at new...bullet
6 Watch Kumchacha delivers Counselor Lutterodt from 'demons'bullet
7 Video Taxi driver terrified after an encounter with a ghostbullet
8 Vitiligo Enam Honya - is challenging what you think about...bullet
9 In Zimbabwe President Mugabe’s 70 year-old aide marries...bullet
10 Bishop Obinim Saga Teenagers disciplined by Obinim...bullet