As part of the Nationwide Audit being conducted by the Ghana Audit Service to clear ghost names from the country’s payroll, a sensitization meeting was held prior to the commencement of the exercise in the region. The audit forms part of Government’s efforts to curb excessive expenditure on salaries to prevent draining the national purse. The nationwide exercise is a joint collaboration between the Auditor General and the Office of the Special Prosecutor.
The Chief Director on behalf of the Hon. Regional Minister welcomed the team and all present to the meeting. He disclosed that today’s exercise is an important one and called on heads of departments to show keen interest in the exercise. He entreated all to submit the necessary documents for the exercise. He assured the Auditor General and his team of the preparedness of the co-ordinating council in making the exercise a success.
The Auditor General in his address called for the support of all in order to make the exercise a success. He disclosed that about 45% of government revenue was used on salary a situation he revealed was not healthy for the economy of the state. He assured all present that the team was not in a hurry to delete anybody from the payroll and called on all for a collective responsibility.
The Deputy Auditor General On his part threw more light on the exercise to disclosed that, the exercise is expected to start from the 11th to the 21st September, 2018.He said the team will be present in all 32 Municipal/District Assemblies and five centers in Koforidua. In Koforidua, the team will be stationed at the Regional Co-ordinating Council, the Regional Hospital, St. Joseph’s Hospital and the Cultural Center. Documents to be vetted include,
- First Appointment Letter
- Promotion Letter
- Recent Payslip
- SSNIT Biometric Slip
- Academic Certificates
- Any two National Identity Card
He added that there will be a mob-up exercise from 21st to 28th September, 2018.