UW: Lawra, Jirapa Assemblies Cannot Account for Over Gh₵85,000

 

MCE for Lawra, Mr. Jacob Dery(right), MCE for Jirapa, Mr. Nicholas Soyiri(Left)

Both the Jirapa and Lawra Municipal Assemblies Cannot Account for Monies valued at Gh₵85,198.00 per the Auditor Generals Report of 2021.

the monies were supposed to be collected from some traders occupying residential accommodation and market stores of the Lawra and Jirapa Municipal Assemblies.

The Auditor General recommended recovery of the rent arrears of GH¢85,198.00 from the defaulters. Management was also directed to institute effective mechanism to ensure efficient rent collection.

Statement

Unrecovered Rent – GH¢85,198.00

582. Regulation 32 of the Public Financial Management Regulations, 2019 (L.I. 2378) stipulates that, the Principal Spending Officer of each covered entity shall
take effective and appropriate steps to collect money due to the covered entity.
583. In breach of the above Regulations, our review of two Municipal Assemblies’ rent register revealed that managements failed to collect rent due from the occupants of the Assemblies’ residential accommodation and market stores resulting in rent arrears amounting to GH¢85,198.00.

584. The situation has deprived the Assembly of the much-needed revenue for
its developmental agenda.
585. We recommended recovery of the rent arrears of GH¢85,198.00 from the defaulters. Management should also institute effective mechanism to ensure efficient rent collection.

Source: Upperwestmedia.net

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