Interior ministry, Finance ministry, Fire Service clueless as GHc4.6 million goes missing

Interior ministry, Finance ministry, Fire Service clueless as GHc4.6 million goes missing

- Rent allowances have not been paid from February 2017 till date

- Investigation are currently underway to determine the exact cause of the incident

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Information available to YEN reveals that top officials at the Ghana National Fire Service (GNFS) are unable to account for GHc4.6 million meant for rent allowances.

Interior ministry, Finance ministry, Fire Service clueless as GHc4.6 million goes missing

Minister of Interior, Ambrose Dery

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Current arrangements at the Service entitles every employee to 20% of salary as an allowance for rent.

This is in place to alleviate the discomfort of employees who are not occupying service–provided accommodation facilities.

According to sources, allowances for January 2017 were paid. However, nothing has been received from February till date.

It later turned out that monies have allegedly been paid to the Service, but have not been accounted for.

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As a result of agitations from employees, the ministry of Interior was notified about the situation in order to request for the outstanding rent allowance.

The Interior ministry addressed its response to the ministry of Finance, and copied the Chief Fire Officer.

Officials at the ministry responded by stating that the requested funds had already been released.

The ministry added that it also wrote to the ministry of Interior, requesting for the details of funds released to the Fire Service.

Sources further add that the top brass of the Ghana Fire Service have been tasked to recover the funds as well as the relevant documents that facilitated the entire process.

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Source: Yen.com.gh

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