EOCO investigates Auditor-General over alleged procurement breaches

EOCO investigates Auditor-General over alleged procurement breaches

- EOCO has launched an investigation into alleged procurement breaches reported to have taken place at the Ghana Audit Service

- A private citizen presented a petition at EOCO against the Auditor General, Daniel Yao Domelevo; the Deputy Auditor General and the Finance and Administration, Roberta Assiamah-Appiah

- They have been accused of sidestepping the procurement laws to purchase some vehicles for the Audit Service

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The Economic and Organised Crime Office (EOCO) has launched an investigation into alleged procurement breaches reported to have taken place at the Ghana Audit Service.

A complaint was lodged by a private citizen at EOCO against the Auditor General, Daniel Yao Domelevo; the Deputy Auditor General (Finance and Administration), Roberta Assiamah-Appiah, and the Audit Service Board.

According to Daily Graphic reports, they were being accused of sidestepping the procurement laws to purchase some vehicles for the Audit Service.

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The petition presented to the EOCO stated that the Audit Service breached the Procurement Law, Act 663 in the procurement of vehicles worth almost GH¢6.2 million.

The petitioner, requested the EOCO to conduct thorough investigations into the award of the contract for the supply of the vehicles and to determine whether proper procedures were followed by the Entity Tender Committee (ETC) in procuring them.

According to Daily Graphic sources at EOCO, the auditor general has denied all allegations leveled against him as he the petition as a storm in the tea-cup.

The deputy auditor is also reported to have already been interrogated by EOCO, as they promised to follow up interrogation with the rest.

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In a similar instance, the Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC) has come under criticism over the budget of about GH¢ 2 million for donation and sponsorship of some public functions.

An internal memo sighted by YEN.com.gh on Citi Newsroom.com revealed various amounts that were given to the First Lady’s Foundation, Rebecca Foundation; The Ghana Journalists Association, and the celebration of the Okyenhene’s 20th Anniversary.

The memo, dated 29th October 2019, indicated that the donations and sponsorship had been approved by the company's board upon a recommendation by the Brand, Communication and CSR Committee of GNPC.

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