The Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT) has paid US$36,890,553.79 to a contractor in excess of work performed on a project.
This has been captured by the Auditor-General as part of Contract Irregularities amounting to GH¢283,778,072 for the 2021 year ending.
These mainly relate to the payment for construction projects not undertaken various Public Boards, Corporations and other Statutory Institutions.
Included in the irregularities figure of GH¢283,778,072, is an amount of US$36,890,553.79 (GH¢221,568,355) paid by the Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT) to a contractor in excess of work performed on a project.
The Auditor-General Johnson Akuamoah Asiedu has therefore urged Managements to strengthen controls over contracts and ensure that funds are available in order to engender speedy completion of earmarked projects and ensure that payments are made for work done.