Public hearings on the Auditor General’s report on the Public Accounts of Ghana-Ministries, Departments, and Other Agencies (MDAs) for the year ending December 31, 2020, have begun, according to the Public Accounts Committee.
The Deputy Minister of Finance, Hon. Abena Osei Asare, Directors from the Finance Ministry, and Officials from the Controller and Accountant General’s Department were invited to the Committee’s first meeting today by Chairman Hon. James Klutse Avedzi and members to respond to questions cited in the Auditor-report General’s on the Public Sector Accounts of Ghana (General Government) for the year ended December 31, 2020.
The Committee also looked at the Auditor General’s report on the Bank of Ghana’s Consolidated Statement of Foreign Exchange Receipts and Payment for the fiscal year that ended on December 31, 2020.
Directors and staff from the Bank of Ghana came before the Committee to address violations mentioned in the Auditor-Reports, General’s under the leadership of the Governor, Dr. Ernest Addison.
Hon. Aben Osei Asare, the Deputy Minister of Finance, gave a hint that the Ministry of Finance will shortly present a thorough report to Parliament for consideration that would cover all government spending on COVID-19.
Since the Auditor- General’s Report was written during the Covid era and the majority of MDAs made purchases they hadn’t budgeted for, she informed the Committee of this.
The Committee is anticipated to extend the Public Hearing through Friday, January 20, 2023.