Mahama’s 10% salary cut missing – Controller and Accountant General

The Controller and Accountant Generals Department, has stated that it cannot trace the funds accrued from the 10% pay from the appointees of former President John Mahama.

The pay cut which affected President mahama and his appointee ministers was announced in 2014 during the state of the nation’s address.

The amount was deposited in a special account recommended by the former president to be used for the construction of Community-based Health Planning and Services compounds or CHPS compounds.

However the Deputy Controller and Accountant General Kwesi Owusu, has revealed, when he appeared before the Public Accounts Committee of parliament that former Chief of Staff Julius Debrah per a letter ordered the transfer of the amount in 2014.

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“…As to what they have done with the money, that one is not an area for us to answer because it was not statutory deductions which we should have taken and then say pay to SSNIT or pay to GRA. This one was a voluntary deduction so when you deduct you give it to the one who asked you to deduct on his behalf.”

 

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