According to Daniel Titus-Glover, a former member of parliament for Tema East, the Justices accused in the Auditor General’s report of making “illegal” vehicle purchases did nothing wrong because they just accepted an offer.
He further questioned if those Justices had the chance to comment on the Auditor General’s conclusions before the report was made public.
According to the 2021 report, the Judicial Service loaned 99 officers a total of GH303,709.94 between 2016 and 2021, recovering a total of GH145,006.58 but still owing GH158,703.36 as of the end of the year.
“We suggested that the Judicial Secretary coordinate with the Controller and Accountant General to have the loans subtracted from the wages of the concerned employees. Auction of government-owned vehicles without permission: GH$1,023,507.00 729, it read.
According to Regulation 158 of the Public Financial Management Regulations, 2019 (L.I. 2378), the Principal Spending Officer of a covered entity must first receive the Minister’s prior written consent before transferring, exchanging, selling, donating, giving in kind, placing in trust, or otherwise disposing of any of the covered entity’s vehicles.
Furthermore, Regulation 158 states that any disposal, lease, or other action referred to in Sub-regulation 1 that is made without the Minister’s written approval is void.
On TV3’s New Day with Johnnie Hughes on Wednesday, August 31, Mr Titus-Glover stated, “The judges have done nothing wrong.”
“The Auditor General must tell us whether or not there was any communication between the justices and those who matter.” “Let us not jump to the conclusion that the judges are corrupt,” he added.
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