Auditor General reveals that Mahama appointees pulled out of 10 percent pay cut initiative

Auditor General reveals that Mahama appointees pulled out of 10 percent pay cut initiative

- Reports emerged that former appointees pulled out of voluntary 10 pay cut initiative

- funds from the pay cuts were supposed to be used to support healthcare delivery in Ghana

- A former appointee has denied claims of the missing 10 percent pay cut funds

The Auditor General has revealed that former government appointees under the Mahama led national Democratic Congress (NDC) administration pulled out of a 10 percent salary cut initiative aimed at funding the construction of CHPS compounds.

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Auditor General reveals that Mahama appointees pulled out of 10 percent pay cut initiative

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Four years ago former president John Dramani Mahama announced that his administration, including himself, would be taking a ten percent pay cut in order to fund the construction of CHPS compounds in support of healthcare delivery in Ghana.

At Wednesday's Public Accounts Committee, reports emerged that two years' worth of accrued funds - for the year 2015 and 2016 - were yet to be accounted for, this according to the Auditor General.

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It emerged that as of December 2015, the sum of GHC 800,000 had been accumulated from the year 2014, but the funds were requested and subsequently released to the Presidency via former presidential chief of staff, Mr. Julius Debrah.

But according to former Deputy Communications Minister, Mr. Kwakye Ofosu, claims that the ten percent pay cut funds were missing from state coffers are misleading and inaccurate.

According to Mr. Kwakye Ofosu, as of December 2016 a total of GHC 2,190,718.30 had been collectively deducted from appointees. He related that the aforementioned amount of money was paid to contractors who had already completed their projects of are yet to.

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