The Finance Ministry says it has recovered the GH¢1.1 million paid to non-staff of the Ministry which was reported by the Auditor-General.
The Ministry said it recovered the said amount when it’s attention was drawn to the discrepancy.
One of the Deputy Ministers of Finance, John Kumah made this known in a Facebook post on Wednesday, August 31.
Mr. Kumah thus urged the Auditor-General to also comment on recoveries made in its final report.
Here is a quote from his facebook page,
“Kindly note that the funds paid were recovered when the attention of the Ministry was drawn to this anomaly. This is why I always insist that the Auditor-General’s report must also have update on recoveries being made.”
Meanwhile, the Deputy Minister also stated the the supposed “ghost names” were personnel seconded from the Ghana Revenue Authority to the Ministry.
“The three Ghost names are personnel seconded from GRA, for whom there was some misunderstanding about which payroll they belonged to for the period of the secondment. The amounts paid have been recovered from the GRA as indicated and the Ministry will in due time share more details.”
The three individuals; Allotey James, Nana Yaw Asiedu and Adam Habibu received a combined GH¢1,112,896.00 as salaries between January 2020 and December 2021.
According to the latest report, there were no traces of the trio’s personal files at the Ministry.