The Auditor-General, Daniel Yaw Domelevo, has revealed that the 11 government officials who were indicted in the Auditor General report will be surcharged today, August 3, 2017 to refund the various public funds they misappropriated.
Auditor-General, Daniel Yaw Domelevo, has said eleven people will be surcharged today, August 3, 2017 to refund monies they misappropriated.
The individuals are expected to refund the money with interest according to the Bank of Ghana rate.
Addressing the media yesterday, August 2, 2017 Mr Domelevo stated that many more people will be served surcharge notice in the coming days adding that his outfit is committed to implementing the Supreme Court’s ruling.
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Mr. Domelevo said “we are going through a pain taking exercise to build file on each case.” He also indicated that his outfit is strategically building a solid case in order not to lose in court should any of the aggrieved persons file an appeal.
Founder of the Ghana Freedom Party (GFP), Akua Donkor has two vehicles belonging to National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO) in her possession, Deputy Director of NADMO , Abu Ramadan has alleged.
Mr. Ramadan on Point Blank segment of Eyewitness News, indicated that Akua Donkor was given the vehicles as reward for campaigning for former President , John Dramani Mahama during the 2016 general elections.
He indicated that some directors at NADMO authorised the said distribution.
“We were told some directors actually gave instruction for NADMO vehicles to be given out for personal use. Akua Donkor is holding two of our [NADMO] cars. After she declared her support for Mahama and went around campaigning, she was given a brand new L200 Mitsubishi, two of those,” said Abu Ramadan.
But in a sharp rebuttal, Madam Akua Donkor rubbished the allegation claiming that she bought the cars with her own money.
She further accused the New Patriotic Party (NPP) of attacking her unnecessarily for declaring her support for the NDC.
“I didn’t go there [NADMO] for cars nor even food. If people are getting mad then they start talking anyhow. I just hate them for accusing me wrongly. I bought my cars with my money. That useless man can’t even throw a party…” she stressed.
“The issues have been said already. They have been here to check the cars and it didn’t work for them. I won’t spare anyone who comes against me. They come to me anyhow with their useless minds” she stressed.
The New Patriotic Party (NPP), right from the pre-election period has been laying emphasis on their campaign against corruption. The now ruling party which has since tagged the opposition NDC “corrupt” are bent on seeing to the fulfilment of their promise.
president nana Adddo on his own part, had earlier made known his intention to eradicate corruption among government officials, using a Special Prosecutor. For Nana Addo, even though corruption may not be totally banished from the society, it can be reduced to its barest minimum.
Although the Special Prosecutor Bill is still pending parliamentary approval, the Akufo-Addo administration cannot stay idle in the course of fighting corruption. They have therefore devised other interim means to go about the business, of which the Auditor General is playing a major role.
To lend more powers to the AG’s Office in the fight against corruption, The Supreme Court in June 2017 ordered the Auditor General to surcharge persons found to have misappropriated monies belonging to the state.
The decision was reached by a seven-member panel of justices, presided over by incumbent Chief Justice Sophia Akuffo.