Northern Region Assemblies fail to properly account for over GH¢12 million alloted funds [Infographic]

Tracking Government Expenditure- Northern Region Assemblies

iWatch Africa can confirm that over GH¢12 million committed to the 26 Assemblies in the Northern Region of Ghana was not properly accounted for.

Northern Region Assemblies fail to properly account for over GH¢12 million alloted funds (Detailed Report)

An assessment of the 2016 Management and Utilisation Of District Assemblies’ Common Fund and Other Statutory Funds report released by the Auditor General of Ghana indicated that out of a total amount of GH¢40,890,966.21 which was released by the Administrator of the District Assemblies’ Common Fund for distribution among the 26 Assemblies in the Northern Region of Ghana last year, 30% was not be properly accounted for after disbursement.

Below is an infographic report:

Report by Gideon Sarpong | Policy and Content Strategist | 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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