May 14, 2018

The Public Account Committee of Parliament has directed management of Klikor Senior High School (SHS) in the Ketu South Municipality of the Volta Region to take legal action against the Denu branch of the Agric Development Bank over retention of Eleven Thousand Ghana cedis (GHc11, 000) as unearned salary for deceased teacher.

Auditor General’s report in 2016 has cited the bank for retaining the above amount as unearned salary for a late teacher, Francisca Azorliadey.

The bank argues that the amount is to offset a loan taken by the late teacher before her demise.   Controller and Accountant General continue to pay the deceased for about a year after her death, this came up during the public hearing of PAC in Ho.

According to the accountant for Klikor SHS, William Duvor countless letters had been written to the bank that had not yielded result.

Chairman of the committee consequently tasked the school to ensure that the amount is returned to government chest and urged the bank to chase the next of Kin for their money loaned by the deceased.

By: Kwaku Sakyi-Danso/