Public servants are asked to comply with procurement and financial management laws

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James Klutse Avedz

Mr. James Klutse Avedzi, Chairman of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) of Parliament, advised heads of public institutions to comply with public procurement laws and financial management laws to avoid sanctions.

They should also minimize bureaucracies that impeded the prompt execution of requests for support of their work from other institutions.

Mr Avedzi said this during the ongoing session of the PAC in Tamale to consider the Auditor General’s 2019 report on pre-universities in the North, North East, Upper East, Upper West and Savannah.

The six-day session would examine infractions cited by the Auditor General in his 2019 reports.

The 2019 report cited eight pre-universities and two polytechnics for irregularities related to outstanding loans and staff debtors, cash irregularities, misuse of funds, non-reimbursement of advances, unapproved expenses and non-payment of internally generated funds in the Consolidated Fund and payroll irregularities, among others.

Institutions that have so far appeared before the Committee include Tamale Technical University in the Northern Region, Bolgatanga Polytechnic in the Upper East and Wa Polytechnic in the Upper West.

The PAC would also question the Auditor General’s report on the management and use of the District Assembly Common Fund and other statutory funds for the year ended December 31, 2019.

Source: GNA

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Geraldine L. Melton