Barring any hitches, the Auditor General’s Department may soon be prosecuting persons who they find to have engaged in any illegality.
Auditor General, Daniel Domelevo, who revealed this at a news conference in Accra Monday, said he has applied to the Attorney General for a fiat to do so.
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The Department has uncovered that 5.4 billion were overpaid in contracts in 2016. The discovery and recommendations follow a 2016 audit of the finances of the various ministries, departments and agencies.
It has in the past been criticized of simply publishing names of persons who have caused such improprieties.
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This has changed with the issuing of disallowances and surcharges by the Department, after a suit by pressure group, OccupyGhana.
Addressing the media, Daniel Domelevo said his office will soon take their efforts in fighting corruption a step further.
He also recommended the prosecution of officials who presided over wrongful payments of up to 5.4 billion Ghana cedis to contractors and other service providers.
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The Auditor General also urged individuals and companies implicated in the report who think they are innocent to go to the High Court and have his decision revoked.
“If you are aggrieved, go to court and have my decision overturned and your monies will be paid” he added.
Daniel Domelevo stressed his outfit is committed to retrieving monies wrongly paid to salvage the economy.