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Petition For Attorney General's Department To Pursue Possible Fraud Cited In The 2016 Auditor General's Report
February 26, 2018; PDF (395kb)

I write on behalf of Corruption Watch Ghana (Corruption Watch), an anti-graft initiative of [CDD-Ghana and Joy FM, with support from STAAC-Ghana], that aims to build sustained media focus on reported stories of public-sector corruption and elicit appropriate official intervention. Since its inception in November 2017, Corruption Watch has investigated and reported a number of possible corruption stories in the media, including those emanating out of the Auditor General's Report on Liabilities of the country's Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) ending 31st December 2016 (2016 Auditor General's Report).

Petition For Ministry of FinanceTo Pursue Possible Financial Malfesance And Irregularities Cited In The Auditor General's Report On Liabilities Of MDAs Ending 31st December 2016
February 12, 2018; PDF (395kb)

Corruption Watch Ghana, an anti-graft initiative, aimed at sustaining media focus on corruption issues, is writing to ask the august house to take immediate action on the Auditor General’s (A-G) Report on Liabilities of the country’s Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) ending 31st December 2016.

This request comes on the back of the report that a colossal amount of GH¢5.4 billion was disallowed by the Auditor General within the year under review for reasons including the absence of relevant documents, goods not supplied, claims already paid for among other reasons. The size does not only raise serious question about public financial management practices, but also the scale of possible financial malfeasance.

Petition For Parliament To Take A Special Look At The 2016 Auditor General's Report On MDA Liabilities
February 12, 2018; PDF (395kb)

Corruption Watch Ghana, an anti-graft initiative, aimed at sustaining media focus on corruption issues, is writing to ask the august house to take immediate action on the Auditor General’s (A-G) Report on Liabilities of the country’s Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) ending 31st December 2016.

This request comes on the back of the report that a colossal amount of GH¢5.4 billion was disallowed by the Auditor General within the year under review for reasons including the absence of relevant documents, goods not supplied, claims already paid for among other reasons. The size raises serious question about public financial management practices but also the scale of possible financial malfeasance.

$6Million NCA Scandal: Corruption Watch Lauds AG'S First Action
December 22, 2017; PDF (295kb)

Corruption Watch Ghana has taken notice of the action taken by the Attorney General’s (AG) Department to arraign before court, persons allegedly involved in the $6million National Communications Authority (NCA) corruption case.

Media reports earlier in the year, indicated that the Bureau of National Investigations (BNI) was investigating a case at the NCA involving the purchase of a listening device to monitor suspected terrorists although there was no proof that the device was delivered. It was later revealed that the NCA officials indicted in this case had withdrawn an amount of $4 million from the accounts of the Authority and that could not be accounted for.