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.

Download our mobile app today.

Android - Google Play Store

iPhone - Apple App Store

Recommended Articles

Recommended Videos

Top Articles

1 Watch Water leaks from hole in wall at new Kwame Nkrumah Interchangebullet
2 Pulse Live Daily EC extends special voting exercise by a daybullet
3 His Excellency Top 10 John Mahama quotes that will shock youbullet
4 Judgement debt Supreme Court puts on hold Amidu's oral examination...bullet
5 Kwabena Boadu One week of demise commemorated [Photos]bullet
6 Young Leaders Three Ghanaians recognised by UK Queen for their...bullet
7 Farmers Day Friday is not a public holiday - Interior Ministrybullet
8 Presidential Debate Gov't has no jobs for you - Mahama to...bullet
9 Tsatsu Tsikata God delivered justice – Wife of Tsatsubullet
10 2016 Vote for Pulse Person of the Yearbullet

Top Videos

1 Kwame Nkrumah Interchange Water leaks from hole in wall at new Kwame...bullet
2 Night Life Some taxi drivers and their night driving experiencesbullet
3 Woyome Judgement Debt Kweku Baako dances over Amidu's winbullet
4 Elections 2016 Nana Addo holds conference in Kumasi ahead of Dec 7...bullet
5 Obinim Pastor charged with assault; sent to CID Headquartersbullet
6 Video IEA Presidential Townhall 2016bullet
7 Meet Aisha the female mate who aspires to be a driverbullet
8 Video Taxi driver terrified after an encounter with a ghostbullet
9 Obinim saga We had sex only once - Obinim victims confessbullet
10 Obinim What happen'd when we fact checked Obinim's...bullet