Chop Chop Energy Commission Blows GHC 145,000 On Sitting Allowance

An Audit report presented to Parliament by the Auditor General has revealed that the Energy Commission spent GHC 145, 600 on sitting allowance.

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An Audit report by the Auditor General’s presented to Parliament has revealed that the Energy Commission paid its board members a total of GHC145, 600 sitting and monthly allowance without approval of the finance ministry.

The report according to the Auditor General, Richard Quartey, said the practice is in breach of the regular finance procedures allowed in good governance.

“Members of the Board of the Commission during the period under review were paid sitting and monthly allowances amounting to GHC145, 600.

“We, however, noted that, the payment of these allowances was not supported by any approval from the minister of finance thereby violating the Act (ACT 821),” the report revealed.

The Auditor General therefore advised the Commission to always endeavor to seek approval from its ministry before disbursing any kind of allowances to its board members.

The report also indicated that the Energy Ministry spent GHS5, 584,508 on 38 luxury vehicles.

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.

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