“Corruption is alive, rife under Akufo-Addo” – Volta NDC

“Corruption is alive, rife under Akufo-Addo” – Volta NDC

The Volta Regional Secretariat of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) has described as horrifying "the sheer heartlessness, negligence,

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The Volta Regional Secretariat of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) has described as horrifying “the sheer heartlessness, negligence, virtual collusion and grand corruption presided over by President Akufo-Addo’s appointed MMDCEs in the Volta Region as captured in the 2018 Auditor General’s report.”

According the Regional Communication Officer, Mr. Kafui Agbelze in a statement copied Awake News, it is scandalous that “financial irregularities [in the MMDCEs] under President Akufo Addo’s watch in the year 2017 is about 1,500% more than that of 2016”

Mr. Ableze revealed the “according to the 2018 Auditor General report, the North Dayi Assembly on the 27th November 2018 contracted Messrs Imation ltd for the supply and installation of intercom facility at a contract sum of Ghc 57,430.00.”

Again, “This according to the auditor generals report brings to Ghc 14,939.00 over payment done by the North Dayi assembly to Messrs Imation ltd. We as NDC in the Volta Region strongly holds the view that the action of the North Dayi assembly head by its chief executive is in violation of section 7 of the public financial management act, 2016. ( Act 921).”

He further stated that “We have noted also that in Ketu South municipality according to the auditor generals report, in January 2014 the Ketu south municipality signed a four year contract with Zoomlion Ghana covering 2014- 2017 year period to provide sanitation improvement packages (SIP) and to disinfect and fumigate certain areas within the municipality. The service fee for SIP and disinfection and fumigation were Ghc 46,280 and Ghc 42,000 per quarter respectively to be deducted at source by the Administrator of DACF.”

But “It was observed according to the report that a quarterly sum of Ghc 57,000 and Ghc 46,000 were deducted for the third and fourth quarter of 2017 and first quarter of 2018 respectively, resulting in an over deduction to the tune of Ghc 45,750 for the service provider. This is day light robbery and the milking of the state’s meager resources.”

Turning to the Kpando Municipality, Mr. Agbleze said:

In Kpando Municipality an agreement was entered into with a total filling station to draw fuel on credit basis.
There was disagreement between the manager of the filling station and the Kpando Municipality over the quantity of fuel drawn.

The case was sent to court and instead of the Municipality paying Ghc18,409.41, the court passed a DEFAULT JUDGMENT in favour of the complainant which the Assembly was to pay a total of Ghc 36,712.45 inclusive of 32% interest and cost awarded, which is sadly twice the cost in contention.

We are shocked the Assembly had no records of fuel drawn but paid Ghc 6,000 on account with PV number 25/8/18.”

Read the full statement:

PRESS RELEASE
By Volta Regional NDC

17th August, 2019.

CORRUPTION IS ALIVE AND RIFE UNDER THE NANA ADDO LED GOVERNMENT

We are horrified about the sheer heartlessness, negligence, virtual collusion and grand corruption presided over by President Akufo Addo appointed MMDCEs in the Volta Region as captured in the 2018 Auditor General’s report.

First of all, to have the Auditor General report that financial irregularities under President Akufo Addo’s watch in the year 2017 is about 1,500% more than that of 2016 is scandalous, repugnant and flies in the face of President Akufo Addo’s claim of being committed to protecting the public purse.

Now, according to the 2018 report, the North Dayi assembly on the 27th November 2018 contracted Messrs Imation ltd for the supply and installation of intercom facility at a contract sum of Ghc 57,430.00.

It was noted that the items which were included in the bills of quantity in the original contract were not supplied by the contractor even though the total contract sum had been paid by the assembly.

The following are the items in the original bill of quantity.

1.POE switch(24 port). The quantity in the original bill was two (2) however one (1) was supplied.
2.Face plate and key stone jack. Twenty one (21) was in the original bill of quantity and zero (0) was supplied.
3. Box board, twenty one(21) in the bill of quantity and zero (0) supplied.
4. 50×100 trunking, forty (40) in the bill of quantity and zero (0) supplied.
5. Screw and accessories, one (1) and zero (0) was supplied.
6. 9U cabinet, two (2) in the bill of quantity and zero (0) supplied.

This according to the auditor generals report brings to Ghc 14,939.00 over payment done by the North Dayi assembly to Messrs Imation ltd. We as NDC in the Volta region strongly holds the view that the action of the North Dayi assembly head by its chief executive is in violation of section 7 of the public financial management act, 2016. ( Act 921).

We have noted also that in Ketu South municipality according to the auditor generals report, in January 2014 the Ketu south municipality signed a four year contract with Zoomlion Ghana covering 2014- 2017 year period to provide sanitation improvement packages (SIP) and to disinfect and fumigate certain areas within the municipality.
The service fee for SIP and disinfection and fumigation were Ghc 46,280 and Ghc 42,000 per quarter respectively to be deducted at source by the Administrator of DACF.

It was observed according to the report that a quarterly sum of Ghc 57,000 and Ghc 46,000 were deducted for the third and fourth quarter of 2017 and first quarter of 2018 respectively, resulting in an over deduction to the tune of Ghc 45,750 for the service provider. This is day light robbery and the milking of the state’s meager resources.

In Kpando Municipality an agreement was entered into with a total filling station to draw fuel on credit basis.
There was disagreement between the manager of the filling station and the Kpando Municipality over the quantity of fuel drawn.

The case was sent to court and instead of the Municipality paying Ghc18,409.41, the court passed a DEFAULT JUDGMENT in favour of the complainant which the Assembly was to pay a total of Ghc 36,712.45 inclusive of 32% interest and cost awarded, which is sadly twice the cost in contention.

We are shocked the Assembly had no records of fuel drawn but paid Ghc 6,000 on account with PV number 25/8/18.

The negligence on the part of the municipality has resulted in this needles judgement debt which could have been used for developmental projects within their area of operation.

We in the NDC see the call by the president to protect the public purse as a charade, because under his regime corruption-related scandal is well and alive in Ghana and breaks everyday, making it “One Day, One corruption related scandal”

Signed:

Volta NDC Regional Communication Outfit

Sorkpa K. Agbleze ( VRCO)

Del Bright Kugbeadzor ( DRCO)

By: Efo Korsi Senyo / awakenewsroom.com