EOCO unable to recover GH¢112,593.84 liability – Auditor-General

Economic and Organized Crime Office (EOCO)
Economic and Organized Crime Office (EOCO)

The Ghana Audit Service (GAS) says, the Economic and Organized Crime Office (EOCO) in Wa is unable to recover an amount of GH¢112,593.84 liability.

According to the Acting Auditor-General of the Republic of Ghana Johnson Akuamoah Asiedu, the Economic and Organized Crime Office has established a total liability of GH¢285,601.76 between the period 2018 and 2019 but were able to recover only GH¢173,007.92 leaving a difference of GH¢112,593.84.

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In the Audit Service’s report regarding the Public Accounts of Ghana on Public Boards, Corporations and other Statutory Institutions, a recommendation was made to the Regional Director to liaise with the legal unit at the Head office to help them to prosecute and recover monies from the suspects.

Meanwhile, at the Head Office, the Ghana Audit Service has established that, a total amount of GH¢425,109.00 was credited as receipt in the 2018 Bank Statement of Account 2 from Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) without any evidence of authorization thus violating Section 47 of Public Financial Management Act 2016.

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In the meantime, management was directed to seek Parliamentary approval for the receipt of this amount from GRA failing which the amount of GH¢425,109.00 should be paid into Consolidated Fund.

In addition, Johnson Akuamoah Asiedu disclosed that, management of five regional offices namely, Cape Coast, Ho, Koforidua, Kumasi and Sunyani could not provide land title documentations to substantiate ownerships of lands on which the regional offices were situated. The Regional Directors were advised to
liaise with their Estate departments to produce the land title deeds and present same for our verification.

SOURCE: Coverghana.com.gh

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