Kintampo South: 10 Revenue Collectors Fail To Account For Revenue Totaling GHS7,912
The Kintampo South District Assembly in the Bono East Region is losing money through collected revenues that are not accounted for by revenue collectors. According to the Auditor General’s Report for the year ending December 2021, 10 revenue collectors for the period of the audit looted GHS7,912.50. From the report, Peter
Degyaw who is Revenue Head for the District Assembly failed to account for over GHS2,000. “Regulation 46 of the PFMR, 2019 (L.I. 2378) requires, a Principal Spending Officer shall ensure that non-tax revenue is efficiently collected and lodged in gross within 24 hours in the designated Consolidated Fund Transit bank accounts
except in the case of internally generated funds retained under an enactment. We however noted during our review that, that 10 revenue collectors of the Kintampo South District Assembly collected a total revenue of GH¢7,912.50 but failed to account for them, parts of the Auditor General’s report have revealed. Raising concern
that the unaccounted for revenue could lead to loss of funds to the Assembly, the Auditor General has charged the assembly to go after the 10 individuals and ensure the money is recovered. Management could not provide the cause of infraction but said the affected revenue collectors would be made to refund the amount involved.
We recommended recovery of the amount of GH¢7,912.50 from the revenue collectors and paid into the IGF Account of the Assembly failure of which the Finance Officers and Revenue Superintendents should be held liable for the refund, the Auditor General’s report added.