The Management of the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital has been indicted in the 2016 Auditor Generals report for paying an avoidable amount of GH¢245, 277.00 as judgment debt to some 25 workers who were wrongly dismissed.
The dismissal of the 25 staff of the premier teaching hospital resulted in the judgment debt after they went to court to contest their dismissal by the management of the Hospital, the Auditor General Report said.
Korle Bu apparently did not fight enough to prevent it parting with such an amount, the Auditor General stated in his report which was a subject of probe during the hearing of Public Accounts Committee (PAC) of parliament in Accra on Monday.
“Payment of judgment debt was an avoidable and wasteful expenditure which could have been utilised in the improvement of healthcare delivery at the hospital, portions of the report of the Auditor-General read.
Meanwhile, the Ministry of Health has also been indicted for failure to pay withholding Tax totalling of GH¢2,122,577.69 55.
“We noted that a total amount of GH¢2,122,577.69 withheld as tax for the year ended 31 December 2015, was not remitted to the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA). We recommended that Management should impose the applicable penalty on the outstanding balance and also ensure to comply with the 15 days ultimatum,” the Audit Report further cited.
Source: Whatsupnews Ghana