The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has successfully ended its Zonal Public Sittings, considering the 2019 Auditor General’s Report on Pre-Universities in the Northern, North East, Upper East, Upper West and the Savana Regions.
The hearing focused on reports of the Auditor-General on Management and Utilisations of District Assemblies Common Fund and other Statutory Funds for the year ended 31st December 2019.
The six-day sitting considered infractions cited by the Auditor General in its 2019 Reports. Some of them are; cash irregularities, unsupported payments, failure to commit expenditure on the GIFMIS Platform, and over utilisation of the DACF on recurrent expenditures.
On other the hand, Pre-Universities and two Technical Universities were also cited in the Auditor-General’s Reports in some financial irregularities related to outstanding loans, staff debtors, Cash Irregularities, misapplication of funds, non-retirement of imprest, unapproved expenditures and non-payment of Internally Generated Funds into the Consolidated Fund and payroll irregularities.
Some institutions were referred to the Attorney General’s Department for prosecution while others refunded the sums of money misappropriated before appearing before the Public Accounts Committee.