Tamale, Oct 07,
GNA - The Auditor-General, Mr Daniel Domelevo, has called on heads of public
sector institutions to comply with the laws of the country to ensure
accountability and prevent financial malfeasance and other impropriety.
He said failure
to comply with the rules made it difficult to ensure accountability, adding
"If you want to work with your own rules, you can set up your own business
and run it as such".
Auditor-General's call followed a response by Mr Iddrisu Mohammed, Acting
Rector of Wa Polytechnic, during the Public Accounts Committee's (PAC) sitting
in Tamale on Monday explaining why certain items bought by the Polytechnic were
not sent to its store.
A number of
adverse findings were made against the Wa Polytechnic in the 2016 audit report
including; failure to route through its stores, some building items it
purchased during the period.
Rector said the items were used immediately after purchase hence the failure to
pass them through the stores as prescribed by the rules.
Auditor-General was not satisfied with this response hence his call to the
Acting Rector and other public sector workers to comply with the rules to
Klutsey Avedzi, Chairman of PAC said the Committee would submit a report on
measures to be taken against the Polytechnic to Parliament.
will scrutinise audited accounts of Metropolitan, Municipal and District
Assemblies, tertiary and second cycle institutions during its week-long public
hearings in Tamale.