PAC gives EC 14-day ultimatum to account for Ghc1.6m

Mrs Charlotte Osei, EC Chair
Mrs Charlotte Osei, EC Chair

The Public Accounts Committee has given the Electoral Commission 14 days ultimatum to re-appear before it to respond to some infractions detected by the Auditor-General in the 2014 audited accounts of the Commission.

This directive was prompted by the failure of the representatives to give coherent account to a GHC1.6m that was released to the Western Regional Office of the Commission.

Deputy Chairpersons, Georgina Opoku and Alhaji Amadu Sulley, who attended the meeting together with some other officials were ordered to come back in two weeks to account for how the monies were utilized.

Head of Accounts at the EC, Kwaku Agyei Larbi, could not reasonably explain how the monies allocated to its Western region office were used and pleaded with the Commission be given some time to organise itself and return to render proper accounts.

Meanwhile, the Deputy Commissioner in-charge of Operations at the EC, Amadu Sulley, said the exhibition of the voters’ register which kicks off in July will help produce a credible register.

“It is during the exhibition that we are able to come up with a credible register or do the cleaning and there are various processes that lead to the cleaning of the voters’ register.

“Whatever we are going to do next month, is going to be very legal and the processes will be clear. We can’t finish the exhibition before we come and say we are going to do another cleaning or we do cleaning before we get into the exhibition. The exhibition period is when we clean the register.”

Source: Ghana/

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