The 2017 Auditor-General’s Report of the Public Accounts of Ministries, Departments and Agencies indicted the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection (MoGCSP) for an unauthorized investment of GHS16,000,000 School Feeding Programme funds in Dalex Finance and Cal Bank.
Officials of the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection (MoGCSP) who were cited for several infractions in the 2017 Report failed to appear before the Public Accounts Committee on Friday.
The Auditor General report also cited the Ministry for failure to pay withholding tax of GHS 9,461,880 to the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) and unretired imprest of GHS79,500 contrary to Regulation 282 of Financial Administration Regulation 2004.
Other infractions the Report detected include payment of unearned salary at its Sekondi Social Welfare Office and an unearned salary totalling GHS 6,047.64 paid to a Social Development Assistant at Accra Head Office after the officer vacated post from January to December 2016.
The Public Accounts Committee of Parliament has ordered officials of the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection to as a matter urgency turn themselves in to answer questions relating to the financial irregularities.