Omane Boamah backs call against Auditor General


Communications Minister Omane Boamah has backed calls on the Auditor General (AG) Richard Quartey to, within 30 days, recover all stolen public monies documented in his report over the past eleven years.

He said government and citizens at large are in favour of any action that will retrieve monies from public officials who engaged in corrupt acts.

Speaking on Metro TV’s Good Morning Ghana programme Thursday, Dr Boamah said “this is a good call, we are all interested in monies being retrieved.” 

He however dismissed assertions that nothing is being done to implement details of the auditor General’s report.

“Day in day out monies are being retrieved from people who are known to have been corrupt,” he stated.

His comments come in the wake of a 30 day ultimatum to the AG by Occupy Ghana, asking that he retrieves all stolen and unaccounted for monies documented in his reports over the past eleven years.

The group has threatened to bring a legal action against the AG if he fails to do what the constitution mandates him to do.

Attorney-General, Henrietta Brew Oppong-Appiah as well as the office of the president have been served with the notices.

While commending the action by the group, But Mr Boamah said the they should not be deceived into thinking that nothing is being done about the various reports by the audit implementation committees and that government is not relenting on its efforts to bring perpetrators of corrupt acts to book.

He advised that even before the AG responds to Occupy Ghana’s request, the group should read an audit conducted by the Communications Ministry in 2013 and how the issues are being dealt with.

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