General News of Wednesday, 2 August 2017
The Auditor-General will on Wednesday meet the press to disclose sanctions his office has imposed on some corrupt public officers cited in audit reports.
According to the Auditor-General, Daniel Domelevo, the press encounter will afford him the opportunity to share with Ghanaians efforts made to retrieve monies misapplied or lost through corrupt practices.
“We want to give an update to fellow Ghanaians through the media on the status of implementing dis-allowances and surcharges as prescribed by the constitution and recently pronounced by the Supreme Court of Ghana,” said Domelevo.
The Supreme Court in June this year granted all the reliefs sought by pressure group, OccupyGhana, in respect of the Auditor-General’s powers of dis-allowance and surcharges.
According to the Court, the Auditor-General must issue dis-allowance and surcharges in respect of all state monies found to have been expended contrary to law.
The second relief granted by the Court is that the Auditor-General must take steps to recover all amounts lost to the state, and this covers private persons.