Financial irregularities under Mahama and Akufo-Addo cost Ghana GH¢5.46 billion- Auditor General tells.
The Auditor General has filed a report on the state of public institutions in 2019 and the details are very alarming.
According the report, the financial irregularities across all state institutions cost the country GH¢5.46 billion.
Moreover, the revealing part of the document is that these criminal acts of misbehaviour were recorded between Mahama’s administration of 2015 and Akufo-Addo’s regime in 2019.
”Total irregularities figure of GH¢3.311 billion for 2015 decreased to GH¢718.08 million in 2016. It however spiked to GH¢12.002 billion in 2017. Interestingly, it dropped to GH¢3.007 billion in 2018 but shot up again by 81.8% to GH¢5.46 billion in 2019,” excerpts of the report read.
The Auditor General defines financial irregularities as; misbehaviours in the payment of salaries, procurement of logistics, disbursement of loans among other critical revelations.
What this means is that, should criminal investigations begin, officials – past and present – of both Mahama and Akufo-Addo regimes – could be held responsible.
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