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 policy analyst and media practitioner with close to a decade of experience in policy, data and investigative journalism. Gideon is a co-founder of iWatch Africa. He is an author; a fellow of the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI), Thomson Reuters Foundation, Commonwealth Youth Program ,Free Press Unlimited and Bloomberg Data for Health Initiative. Gideon is the founder of Sustainable Ocean Alliance Ghana. He was a 2021 Policy Leader Fellow at the European University Institute, School of Trans-national Governance in Florence, Italy and 2020/21 Open Internet For Democracy Leader. Gideon was also a 2022 Visiting Scholar/Reuters Fellow at the University of Oxford, UK and was selected as a 2022 TRF/Trust Conference Changemaker. He is currently the Africa Regional Cordinator for Environmental Justice Foundation and a 2023 Pulitzer ORN Fellow. Email:

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