May 14, 2018

Speaker of Parliament, Professor Mike Aaron Oquaye has said Ghana’s decentralization would not work without serious accountants at the various Assemblies.

According to the Speaker, a visit to some Assemblies would reveal that there are not proper accountants, hence the mismanagement because they do not know what to do, even as some may have good intention and may not really be thief’s.

“They are incompetent and is as harmful as virtually stealing, we do not need it and also those who also mismanage are not quickly detected because the practice of auditors itself is weak”, he said.

Again they are from the same accounting family, “who would watch the watchman”, we need the best professionals who would watch the watchman?

Parliament is a House of accountability, we will not do our work well if we do not embrace the best of practices in accounting, we need the assistance of real professionals, the Speaker remarked.

By: Kwaku Sakyi-Danso/