PAC retrieved Ghc20b of state cash in 2014 – Agyeman-Manu reveals

General News of Monday, 5 January 2015


Kwaku Agyemang Manu MP

The Chairman of Parliament’s Public Accounts Committee (PAC), Kwaku Agyeman-Manu, has revealed that the committee retrieved over Ghc20 billion from various public institutions in the course of their work last year.

Institutions covered, he said, included district assemblies and Senior High Schools (SHSs) in the country.

Of the amount, fourteen billion cedis (Ghc14b) was retrieved from the SHSs while 6-7 billion was also retrieved from various district assemblies.

The amount retrieved, he added, has been paid into government coffers.

The PAC of Parliament is tasked to go into the yearly Auditor’s General report presented to it at the end of each fiscal year.

He continued that the amount is just part of the outcome of the total work of the committee.

The amount, he continued, excluded monies which the committee has tasked various personnel in other public institutions charged with misappropriation to repay into state coffers.

The legislator was optimistic that by the time the committee files its report to parliament, they would have recovered much more into the state funds.

The former Deputy Finance Minister revealed this to Adom News on the sidelines of an end of year get-together he organized for over 50 children named after him.

He was optimistic the social event would help him put together the database of the children so that he can support them through education.