The 2021 report of the Auditor-General has revealed that some nineteen (19) Justices and Senior Staff of the judiciary have bought an unauthorized 19 official auctioned vehicles at a price total of GH¢1,023,507.96.
The purchase, the Auditor-General said has not seen an approval from the appropriate authority.
Excepts from the released report from the Auditor-General shockingly stated that some of the vehicles which included a 2013 model Toyota Saloon Corolla was sold as low as a little over GH¢7,000.00.
The report named a total of 16 judges as beneficiaries of the unapproved auction vehicles.
The Auditor-General’s report which was titled “Report of the Auditor -General on the Public Accounts of Ghana – Ministries, Departments and other agencies (MDAs) for the year ended 31 December 2021” pointed to the breach of regulation 158 of the public financial management regulations 2019 (LI 2378) which states among others that, the principal spending officer of a covered entity shall obtain a prior written approval from the minister of the transfer, exchange, sale, donation, contribution -in-kind, trust and any other disposal of other vehicles of the covered entity.
The AG also revealed that regulation 58 which also demanded a minister’s written approval was as well breached which makes the sale of the vehicles a void one.
The AG stated that, its examination of the transport unit for 2021 exposed the sale of the 19 official vehicles to the amount of a little over GH¢1 million and this, it said was a breach of laid down procedures.
The AG therefore ordered for the recovery of the vehicles.
Below are the full list of the benefiaries, Vehicles, Amount and Purchase Price.