July 15, 2021

Chairman of the Public Account Committee (PAC) Dr. James Klutse Avedzi has noted that they as a committee can enforce surcharge only if it’s recommended by the Auditor General (AG) in its report that is presented to the House.

According to him Article 187 clause 7 of the 1992 Constitution gives the AG the power to disallow any expenditure, surcharge the officers whenever they conduct an audit and infractions occurs.

He noted in an interview that in the just ended public hearing of the AG’s report for MDAs, it came out clearly that people who had infractions against them were rushing to go and pay funds before they appear before the Committee.

Kwaku Sakyi-Danso/Ghanamps.com