The Ministry of Education (MOE) together with its agency, the Ghana Education Service (GES) on Tuesday July 06, 2021 appeared before the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) to account for public funds at their disposal in respect of the Auditor-General Report on their finances for the year ended 31st December 2017.
At the meeting, it came to light that three officials at the Ministry’s Treasury including then Deputy Education Minister, Elizabeth Amoah-Tetteh between 2014 and 2017 failed to hand over their official vehicles when they separated from the Ministry.
The Committee ordered the Ministry to as a matter of urgency issue an ultimatum to all individuals who have in their possession official vehicles to hand them over to the Ministry of Education.
Madam Elizabeth Amoah-Tetteh was the Member of Parliament for the Twifu-Atti Morkwaa constituency in the 5th Parliament of the 4th Republic of Ghana.
She worked as an Assistant Director for Data Collection at the Teacher Education Division of the Ghana Education Service in Accra and also the Deputy Minister of Education in-charge of Pre-tertiary Education during regime of His Excellency the Ex-President of Ghana John Dramani Mahama.
The Committee sitting in Parliament House uncovered a pattern of consistent contravention of relevant constitutional provisions and other financial regulations in the various MDAs by public officials.
Other violations include unco-operative attitude towards Auditors, extra-budgetary expenditures without approval and withdrawals of funds from Accounts for purposes other than the funds were created and without recourse to the Financial Administration Regulations 2004.