The Auditor General has indicted authorities of Nkoranman Senior High School (SHS) at Seikwa, in the Bono Region, for misappropriating funds to the tune of GH¢580,836.20.
Anomalies, identified by the Auditor General, include unaccounted school fees for 335 students in two academic years (2016/2017and 2017/2018) and inflation of fuel cost from GH¢100 to GH¢1000.
The Auditor General has, therefore, recommended that the police should investigate the former Headmaster of the school, Joseph Abudu, and the Accountant, Ransford Boahene, and the secretary to the headmaster, Ms Owusu Rebecca.
This came to light during Public Accounts Committee (PAC) hearing in Sunyani yesterday.
The current headmaster of the school, Kofi Waddie Agyemang, and the Accountant Ntim Fofie Clement, who appeared before the PAC, could not provide satisfactory answers to the queries.
The chairman of PAC, James Klutse Avedzi, recommended that the officers involved in the misappropriation should personally answer the queries by the Auditor General on Friday.
Suddenly, the former headmaster and accountant surfaced at the hearing and they were subsequently asked to provide answers to the queries.
The former headmaster and accountant disagreed with some of the of findings of the Auditor General, adding that they were made to pay an amount of GH¢12,000, which was contrary to findings in the report
The PAC has, therefore, directed the Auditor General to further verify the payment claims being made by the headmaster and the accountant and furnish the committee with any information.
The Auditor-General of Ghana is the head of the Ghana Audit Service, a legislative branch agency re-established by the government of Ghana in 1992 through the 1992 Constitution.
It was established as part of the Audit Service through Article 188 of the 1992 Constitution of Ghana as part of the Public Services of Ghana.
The Auditor-General through the Audit service undertakes audits of the public accounts of Ghana and all public offices as mandated by Article 187 of the 1992 Constitution of Ghana.
In other jurisdictions, the Auditor General is referred to as Comptroller General as referred to in US as Comptroller General of United States and UK as Comptroller General of United Kingdom.
FROM DANIEL DZIRASAH, SUNYANI