The Ghana School Feeding Programme Secretariat is asking 81 Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs) to pay monies from the sale of application forms to caterers into its accounts.
Failure to comply with this directive will lead to the Chief Executives of the MMDAs facing sanctions.
Director of Finance and Administration at the Ghana School Feeding Programme Secretariat, Akwesi Afrifa Mensah, revealed this on Fabewoso, the anti-corruption show on Adom FM’s morning show, Dwaso Nsem, Wednesday.
This comes after the Auditor-General cited the School Feeding Programme for financial impropriety in the 2018 report.
The report said out of more than one million Ghana cedis realised from the sale of 21,880 forms, only GH¢194,383 had been accounted for, leaving an outstanding balance of GH¢899, 617 from 81 MMDAs.
Setting the records straight, Mr Mensah said the monies have not been misappropriated.
He explained that, the Secretariat engaged the services of MMDAs for the sale of catering application forms but have not accounted for the cash yet.
As an immediate measure, the School Feeding Director of Finance and Administration said they have written to the MMDAs and they have given indication of plans to pay within the week.
Mr Mensah added that they are studying the Auditor-Generals report and will respond accordingly.
Source: Ghana|Adomonline.com|Adwoa Gyasiwaa Agyeman