January 31, 2024

The Chairman of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC), Hon. James Klutse-Avedzi has ordered the Kadjebi District Directorate of the Ghana Education Service (GES) to engage the Ghana Police and arrest the Former Head Teacher of Ahamansu LA Erishad Primary School, Mr. Krampah Patrick Wisdom for receiving GHc 72,759.32 unearned salary.

The Chairman of the Committee noted that Mr. Krampah Patrick Wisdom was paid Ghc 72,759.32 when he had already vacated his position.

Considering the 2022 Auditor-General’s Report on the Accounts of Ghana – Ministries, Departments and Other Agencies for the year ended 31st December 2022 in Parliament House today, it was revealed that Mr. Krampah Patrick Wisdom vacated post on 1st February 2018 and joined Youth Employment Agency (YEA) as a Project Assistant.

The report further stated that Management validated and paid salaries from February 2018 to June 2020 resulting in a total Unearned salary of Ghc 72,759.32.

The Auditor-General has therefore recommended that the Regional Education Director should ensure that the District Director of Education recovers the amount of Ghc 72,759.32 from Mr. Krampah Patrick Wisdom with interest at the prevailing Bank of Ghana rate and pay same into the Auditor-General’s Recoveries Account with the Bank of Ghana, failing which the amount should be recovered from the District Director and the Validators.

However the Chairman of the Committee stated that the action of the Former Head Teacher contravenes Regulation 92 of the Public Financial Management Regulations, 2019 (L.I. 2378) and Mr. Krampah Patrick Wisdom must be picked up by the Police.

The Director General of Ghana Education Service, Dr. Eric Nkansah and the Deputy Minister of Education, Hon. Gifty Twum Ampofo led the various Education Directorates and Services to answer irregularities cited against them in the 2022 Auditor-General’s Report.