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General News of Monday, 20 January 2020


Two finance officers arrested at PAC sitting

A file photo of members the Public Accounts Committee A file photo of members the Public Accounts Committee

Two finance officers of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) are in police custody following an attempt to mislead the committee during a hearing today.

The offenders, Isaac Akowuah and James Essilfie who are current and former finance officers from the Sefwi Akontombra District Assembly respectively were whisked away to the Parliament Police Station.

Their arrest was ordered by the Chairman of the committee James Klutse Avedzie who believed the behavior put up by these officers was a deliberate attempt to hide some payment vouchers from the committee.

Following an order by PAC, the two officers appeared before the Committee to defend their spending.

But after going through the receipts presented, Mr Klutse Avedzi found out that most of the payment vouchers submitted did not tally with current receipts and they both stated diverse reasons for spending.

The alleged culprits tried offering reasons for the confusion but the displeased chairman would have none of it.

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