Administration workers of eight assemblies specifically; Municipal/District Chief Executives, District Co-ordinating Administrators and Finance Officers has been advisable for prosecution by Lawyer-Normal’s workplace for numerous procurement breaches.
In accordance with the 2018 Auditor Normal’s report, the eight assemblies made 35 funds for items and repair totaling GH¢480,815.13 with out looking for for various quotations from different potential suppliers, or looking for approval from the Public Procurement Authority for sole sourcing.
The report indicated that part 20 of the Public Procurement (Modification) Act, 2016 (Act 914) requires procurement entities to request quotations from no less than three completely different sources that shouldn’t be associated when it comes to possession, shareholding or directorship.
In accordance with the report, Aowin Meeting raised one Fee Voucher (PV) amounting to GH¢44,950 for the upkeep of feeder roads, Tarkwa-Nsuaem, three PVs amounting to GH¢58,850 for the acquisition of cement and others, Prestea- Huni Valley Municipal, two PVs amounting to GH¢34,650 for college desks and car engine and Wassa Amenfi East, 5 PVs amounting to GH¢117,702 for the acquisition of constructing supplies.
The Nzema East Meeting additionally raised 4 PVs amounting to GH¢71,180 for workplace tools, Suaman, three PVs for car repairs amounting to GH¢22,005, Wsasa Amenfi West, 5 PVS amounting to GH¢79,779.48 for hiring of low beds and Wassa Amenfi Central, 12 PVs for the acquisition of stationaries.
The report added that the breaches occurred as a result of the Chief Executives, Coordinating Administrators and the Finance Officers circumvented the procurement course of within the award of contracts.
It added “We might, subsequently, not verify whether or not the assemblies obtained worth for cash within the transactions, as uncompetitive procurement may very well be opened.
We advocate sanctions to the administration workers in accordance with part 51 of the Procurement Modification Act, Act 914.”
The assemblies appeared on the ongoing Public Accounts Committee (PAC) public listening to in Takoradi and have been added to the checklist of organisations and establishments advisable to the AG’s workplace for prosecution.
Equally, 4 assemblies have additionally been cited for procurement exterior procurement plans totalling GHc1,085,784.40.
They’re Jomoro Meeting that raised six PVs amounting to GH¢528,353.36 for the acquisition of constructing supplies, Wassa Amenfi Central, two PVs amounting to GH¢304,352.04, for drilling boreholes and Wassa Amenfi East, 4 PVs amounting to GH¢253,079 for fumigation.
In his submission, Vice Chairman of PAC, Samuel Atta Mills mentioned “You ought to be sanctioned and so you can be added to the checklist we advocate to the Lawyer Normal for prosecution.”
He mentioned, procurement infractions attracted sanction of two,500 penalty models, that’s GH¢30,000 or 5 years imprisonment or each.
Chairman of PAC, Dr James Klutse Avedzi advised the assemblies “It is advisable have a procurement plan in the midst of the 12 months.”
In the meantime, the AG report had proven that two assemblies bought retailer gadgets value GH¢198,367.60, however failed to offer retailer file receipts utilization in addition to distribution checklist to substantiate the beneficiaries of the gadgets.
Sekondi-Takoradi raised 5 PVs amounting to GH¢147,948.60 for the acquisition of sheep to Muslims, assorted gadgets to PWD, rice and constructing materials whereas Wassa Amenfi West additionally raised eight PVs amounting to GH¢50,419 for the acquisition of plastic chairs, cement, streetlights and constructing supplies.
FROM CLEMENT ADZEI BOYE, TAKORADI