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

Gideon Sarpong is a media practitioner with over six years experience in data and investigative journalism. Gideon is currently the Policy and News Director at iWatch Africa. His major role includes developing news strategy for correspondents as well as designing project and policy focus for the organisation. Gideon is a firm believer in the use of data journalism and technology for development in Africa. He is also an author with over eight publications; a fellow of the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI), Thomson Reuters Foundation (Wealth of Nations Program), Commonwealth Youth Program (DYLP) and Bloomberg Data for Health Program. Gideon holds a PgD in Policy Journalism and Media Studies and is committed to promoting transparency and accountability in Africa.

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