General News of Friday, 10 February 2017
Ghana’s Administrator-General, David Yaro is tasking government to peruse their predecessors’ handing-over notes in order to protect State assets to ensure efficient performance of their duties.
Yaro added, should they find any state asset unaccountable for or missing, their predecessors should be held accountable.
The Administrator-General explained, “that was why the respective ministers were made to individually sign their handing-over notes, while their chief directors, who were the reporting officers, served as witnesses.”
He was speaking in an interview with the host of Abusua Nkomo, Kwame Adinkra in reaction to reports that over 208 state vehicles cannot be accounted for.
Yaro said, “indeed, the new Ministers must consider the notes as their reference books for their work because they would guide them to ascertain whether all the assets of their Ministries are intact or not.”
“In the handing-over notes, we have also incorporated the activities the new Minister should undertake in the first 30 days, 60 and 90 days on assumption of office, and although they can introduce their own novelties and approaches the guide would help them to settle down more quickly.”
The handing over notes cover assets and liabilities, including human resource, bungalows and other buildings, vehicles, technological and logistical assets, contractual agreements, projects, programmes and the bills being drafted to become laws.
The Administrator-General said with the contractual agreements, projects and programmes, information had been provided on their nature and status- be they local or international- their duration, the stakeholders involved, and others.