- The Auditor-General has ordered Senior Minister Yaw Osafo Marfo to refund about GH¢5.5 million he allegedly paid to UK based consultancy firm
- The AG gave the senior minister a sixty-day ultimatum to pay back the money
- The Senior Minister did not seek parliamentary approval or consult the Public Procurement Authority before paying the money
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The Auditor-General (AG) has ordered Senior Minister Yaw Osafo Marfo to refund about GH¢5.5 million he allegedly paid to UK based consultancy firm M/S Kroll and Associates.
The AG gave the senior minister a sixty-day ultimatum to pay back the money which he, through the state paid to the private firm with no work done.
According to the Auditor-General, the Senior Minister did not seek parliamentary approval or consult the Public Procurement Authority before paying the money.
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A letter from the Auditor-General to the Senior Minister and six others including the Attorney-General, sighted by GBC’s Radio Ghana, described the act as causing financial loss to the state.
The Auditor-General having conducted an audit on the accounts and other related records of the Ministry of Finance for the period between July 2017 to December 2018, found out that Senior Minister Yaw Osafo Marfo entered into an agreement with M/S Kroll Associates of United Kingdom, on behalf of the Government of Ghana, for consultancy services in respect of asset recovery .
The agreement which was entered into on the 26th September 2017 saw that an amount of more than GH¢4 million which is equivalent to $1 million dollars was paid to M/S Kroll Associates without approval from Parliament and the Public Procurement Authority (PPA).
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In other news, according to Dr. David Sankok, becoming a lawmaker has left him poorer than he was before the year 2017.
In his opinion, “the fastest way to become poor in Kenya is to become a Member of Parliament or Member of County Assembly.”
Dr. Sankok, who is also the former chairman of the National Council of People with Disabilities further noted that “Politics in Kenya is very hard”.
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