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Fisheries Commission paid GHS695,441 to Gumah and Sons Limited for no work done – Auditor-General report


A report dated December 31, 2022, from the Auditor General's (AG) Office has uncovered inconsistencies including a contracting firm, Gumah & Sons, which got an installment surpassing GHS2.8 million, in spite of at first being granted a GHS2.1 million agreement by the Fisheries Commission.


The unexplained over-installment, adding up to nearly GHS700,000, has raised concerns with respect to monetary oversight and responsibility.

"As opposed to Regulation 78 of the Public Financial Management Regulations, 2019 (L.I. 2378), our survey of obtainment records revealed that, the Fisheries Commission granted an agreement in the amount of GH¢2,133,995.48 to Gumah and Children Restricted for the stockpile of eight Get vehicles. Nonetheless, we noted during assessment of installment vouchers that the Head of Money paid the provider an aggregate sum of GH¢2,829,436.00 on 26 November 2021 and 26 April 2022 bringing about excessive charge of GH¢695,440.52," portions of the report read.

During the assessment, the AG noticed that 111 installment vouchers, adding up to GH¢3,087,943.39 and dispensed between April 2021 and December 2022, were not introduced for review survey.


Thusly, the AG suggested that the Central Chief guarantees the Leader Chief starts the recuperation of the GH¢3,087,943.39 from the Head of Records.

"We noted during our survey that 111 installment vouchers utilized in dispensing GH¢3,087,943.39 between April 2021 and December 2022 were not introduced for review audit.



It added that because of the shortfall of these installment vouchers, the Main Chief to guarantee that the Leader Chief starts the recuperation of the GH¢3,087,943.39 from the Head of Records.

It educated that the sum ought to be instantly stored into the AG's Recuperations Record at the Bank of Ghana.


Inability to agree with the order, it expressed, may bring about the immediate recuperation of the sum from the Leader Chief.

"Without the installment vouchers we suggested that the Main Chief ought to guarantee that the Leader Chief recuperates how much GH¢3,087,943.39 from the Head of Records and pay same into the Examiner General's Recuperations Record at Bank of Ghana, bombing which the sum ought to be recuperated from the Chief", it added.




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