- The Audit Service has reportedly spent GHC7.6 million on 27 vehicles
- This was sourced from the Audit Service’s 2017 budgetary allocation, as well as funds from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).
Information available to YEN.com.gh shows that the Audit Service has spent an amount of GHC7.6 million on 27 vehicles.
The purchase, it is alleged was done without resorting to the required tender procedures.
The vehicles, which comprise five Toyota Land Cruiser Prado, one Toyota Land Cruiser V8 and 21 Toyota IMV Hilux Deluxe, were purchased from the Audit Service’s 2017 budgetary allocation, as well as funds from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).
The Land Cruiser V8 is valued at about GH¢529,805.
Although the procurement of the vehicles went through the Public Procurement Authority (PPA), the expenditure was well above the threshold of the Auditor-General, as well as the Entity Tender Committee of the Audit Service.
The Auditor-General, Daniel Yaw Domelevo, however, parried the allegations that he procured the vehicles, and shifted the blame to one of his four deputies, who he is yet to name.
The purchases were made at a time Domelevo is said to be at loggerheads with members of the Governing Board of the Audit Service who have accused him of sidelining members in the running of the Service.
He has been accused of ignoring the inputs of the governing board of the Audit Service by taking unilateral decisions in contravention of the 1992 Constitution and the Audit Service Board.
When queried if the governing board was aware of the purchases, the Auditor-General said by law the board does not have the mandate for procurements.
Explaining further, he said his deputy might have gone to the Central Tender Board for approval for the procurement of the vehicles.
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