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EC blows GHC1.7 million on allowances – AG report

The Electoral Commission (EC), has been indicted by the Auditor General in its latest report on the Commission’s operation for 2013.

According to the auditor general, the EC can’t account for over 1.7 million Ghana Cedis of payments made.

The Commission cannot provide supporting documents for the expenses on allowances and other transactions.

An audit report presented to Parliament Tuesday said : “ The Commission made a total of over 1.6 million Ghana cedis between January 4 and May 2013 for allowances. But this expenditure did not have any supporting documents.

“The EC also made total payment of over 1.3million Ghana Cedis on 50 vouchers between June 2011 and May 30, 2013. Supporting documents were made but just a little over 1.2million Ghana cedis with a difference of over 150,000 Ghana cedis not accounted for,” the report noted.

The Auditor General has therefore directed the commission to immediately provide documents to back those expenses or refund the rest of the monies that cannot be accounted for back to the state.

Source:Ghana/StarrFMonline.com/103.5FM

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