Greater Accra Assemblies mismanaged over GH¢1.5 million in 2016 [Infographic]

Tracking Government Expenditure

The Auditor General’s report for 2016 has revealed that some of the 16 district assemblies were involved in some financial mismanagement of their allotted District Assembly Common Fund.

According to the report, these funds were budgeted amounts for the first quarter of 2016. Below is an infographic detailing the expenditure of some of these district assemblies for the first quarter of 2016.

Credit: Nana Boakye-Yiadom | iWatch Africa

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Gideon Sarpong

Gideon Sarpong is a media practitioner with over six years experience in data, investigative and policy journalism. Gideon is currently the Policy and News Director at iWatch Africa. His major role includes developing news strategy for correspondents across Ghana, as well as designing project and policy focus for the organisation. He is 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 degree in economics from the University of Cape Coast and PgD in Policy Journalism and Media Studies from the University of Zambia. He is a firm believer in the use of data journalism and technology for development and is committed to promoting transparency and accountability in Africa.

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