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NPP Candidate receives ghs 370,724 from finance ministry as ghost name

The Finance Ministry was found to have paid three people’s salaries in an unauthorized manner who are not employees by the Auditor-Department. General’s

Between January 2020 and December 2021, the salary of Allotey James, Nana Yaw Asiedu, and Adam Habibu totaled GH1,112,896.00.

This was stated in the Auditor General’s report on the Ministries, Departments, and Other Agencies Public Accounts of Ghana.

The most recent report indicated that there were no indications of the trio’s personal files on the Ministry’s nominal list; hence, questions that

“Regulation 86 of the Public Financial Management Regulations, 2019 (L.I. 2378) states that a Principal Spending Officer of a covered entity shall ensure that only the names of personnel who are eligible to receive payment for work done are kept on the payment voucher and keep records of the nominal roll of the covered entity in a manner that ensures that the correct amount of emolument is paid.

“We noted that three persons were paid a total of GH¢1,112,895.96 as salaries for the period January 2020 to December 2021, but we could not trace their personal files and names on the nominal roll of the Ministry,” parts of the report read.

The Auditor-General subsequently asked that the said amount is recovered from the Chief Director and the payroll validators of the Finance Ministry.

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