STRANEK-Africa petitions Office of the Special Prosecutor to investigate Ministry of Gender and Social Protection

PETITION TO INVESTIGATE UNSUBSTANTIATED EXPENDITURE AT THE MINISTRY OF GENDER, CHILDREN AND SOCIAL PROTECTION

We humbly petition your office with respect to the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection which has been indicted by the Auditor-General for failure to substantiate certain payments with the relevant payment vouchers.

On June, 20, 2019, the Auditor-General published a report entitled The Public Accounts of Ghana, Ministries, Departments and Other Agencies-MDAs for the Financial Year Ended 31st December, 2018.

On pages 186 to 189 of the Report it is indicated that after a review of payment records of the Ministry of Gender Children & Social Protection, six payments totalling GHC 1,556,691.00 and US$266,660.00 have been made by the Ministry, but requests for the relevant payment vouchers to substantiate the expenditure incurred have proven futile.

Per the Office of the Special Prosecutor Act, 2017 (Act 959), we have a duty to petition your office on matters that involve or may involve corruption and corruption related offences.

We would like you to investigate this matter and ensure that the necessary sanctions are meted out where appropriate.

We fervently hope our petition will be dealt with expeditiously and conclusively.

 

Yours faithfully,

Nii Tettey Tetteh                                                         Adjoa Tima Boafo

Executive Director                                                      Director of Gender and Social Policy

+233 549 042 914                                                        stranek.gh@gmail.com

 

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