- There are reports of a 53 million cedi scandal at the EC
- Media reports claim that a payment request to the finance minister was false
Reports claim a corruption scandal worth 53 million cedis has been uncovered at the Electoral Commission (EC).
Starrfmonline is claiming that investigations initiated by the finance minister, Ken Ofori Attah, revealed that some payment requests made to the finance ministry after the 2016 elections had specific issues.
The report claims that the EC, has requested some funds from the finance ministry to pay off specific debts accrued during the 2016 elections but it turns out the debt does not exist on the books of the Commission.
“The Commission prior to a request from Ministry of Finance asserted that government was indebted to STL an amount of GI-53,883,235 as at 31 December 2016. To ascertain the veracity of this claim, we reviewed the end of year payment vouchers and noted that all sums of money due to STL including the 53,883,235 Cedis had been paid as at 31 December 2016,” the audit report said.
This revelation comes in the wake of a crucial impeachment process filed against the EC commissioner and two other commissioners. The impeachment petition was laid before the president who subsequently forwarded it to the Chief Justice, Sophia Akufo.
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