GH¢100,160.00 MPs Fund Unaccounted For by Cape Coast South MP, Ricketts Hagan

Tracking MPs Expenditure

The 2016 Management and Utilisation Of District Assemblies’ Common Fund and Other Statutory Funds report published by the Auditor General has revealed that an amount totaling GH¢70,173,645.97 was lost to the State as a result of financial irregularities.

This figure represents a 32% rise of GH¢16,955,282.83 over the 2015 figure of GH¢53,218,363.14.

iWatch Africa’s research also revealed that Cape Coast South MP, Ricketts Hagan failed to account for GH¢100,160.00, a figure which was part of the MPs Common Fund.

Below is an infographic report and recommendations by the Auditor General;

Credit: Policy and Content Strategist | Gideon Sarpong | iWatch Africa

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Gideon Sarpong

2017 Thomson Reuters Foundation Fellow: Gideon Sarpong (G. K. Sarpong) is a media practitioner with over six years of experience in content development and management, data and investigative journalism, policy analysis, production and e-commerce strategizing. Gideon is currently Director of Policy and News Content at iWatch Africa. He is also the Brands and Communication Manager for Football 360, Kwese SportsXtra, on KFS and Celebrity Fanzone, The Tonight Show, and After Hours. Gideon is an e-commerce consultant for Department of Geography & Regional Planning and Department of Religion & Human Values at the University of Cape Coast. He is a columnist for several local and international news portals. Gideon holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Policy Journalism and is committed to promoting transparency and accountability using investigative & data journalism. Gideon is an author with over eight publications; a fellow of the Young African Leadership Initiative (YALI), Thomson Reuters Foundation (Wealth of Nations Program) and Bloomberg Data for Health Program.

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