The 2016 Management and Utilisation of District Assemblies’ Common Fund and other Statutory Funds report released by the Auditor General has revealed that among the 216 Assemblies across the ten regions of Ghana, Assemblies in the Greater Region mismanaged the least of funds that were allotted them. Out of a total of GH¢ 33,392,496.94 released to the assemblies in Greater Accra Region in 2016, GH¢ 1,589,612.14, representing 4.76% was not properly accounted for according to the report.
iWatch Africa assessment of the Auditor General’s report also revealed that out of a total GH¢ 352,286,432.22 allotted to all 216 Assemblies, GH¢ 70,173,645.97, representing 19.92% was not properly accounted for.
Assemblies in the Volta Region mismanaged most of the funds that were allotted them. Out of a total of GH¢ 39,846,537.39 released to the twelve Assemblies in the Volta Region in 2016, GH¢ 13,428,234.45, representing 33% was not properly accounted for.
This finding is alarming especially as the current administration expects 85% of local government budget for 2017 to be funded by donors.
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Credit: Gideon Sarpong | iWatch Africa