May 9, 2024

The Member of Parliament for Ningo-Prampram, Sam George Nartey has suggested to the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) to recommend that the Ghana Education Service (GES) serves Heads of Schools with details of projects being undertaken by contractors in the various schools.

Sam George made these suggestions during the Third Zone Public Hearing in Ho, Volta Region to consider the 2022 Auditor-General’s Report on the Pre-University Educational Institutions for the year ended 31st December, 2022.

According to him if the Heads of School were given the information of the projects they would be able to contact the contractor when the need arises and know what to say when they appear before the Committee.

Meanwhile, the Ranking Member of the Committee Kofi Okyere Agyekum has cautioned the management of the Ayensuano District Assembly to avoid incurring a lot of infractions cited against them by the Auditor-General.

About 24 Municipal and District Assemblies from the Eastern Region appeared before the Committee. Out of that 103 infractions were cited against them with an average of 5 infractions per Assembly. However, Ayensuano Assembly alone was cited for 19 infractions.

Some of the Assemblies that appeared before the Committee included Birim Central, Fanteakwa South, Upper Manya Krobo, Yilo Krobo, Akuapem North and South.

Abetifi Presby SHS, Apedwa SHS, Benkum SHS, Holy Family NTC, Koforidua SHTS, New Juaben SHS, Pope John SHS and St. Francis SHTS were some of the schools cited in the 2022 Auditor-General’s Report in the Eastern Region that appeared before the Committee.