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18.03.2009 Politics

Ho Municipal Assembly threaten boycott


Some members of the Ho Municipal Assembly have threatened to boycott of meetings of the assembly unless government intervened to stop attempts to cover up alleged gross financial malfeasance at the assembly.

Mr Vincent Segbedzi, Mr Charles Agbelie, Mr Kofi Bansah and Mr Stephen Adom, assembly members for Bake-Gblefe, Akrofu, Sokode and Loboli told the GNA that there were moves by people in responsible positions to help some accountants and revenue staff implicated to escape sanctions.

They said some of those mentioned to have been involved in siphoning hundreds of Ghana Cedis out of the assembly's internally generated accounts were interfering with investigations.

According to a report headed “Report on Investigations into the Internally Generated Revenue of Ho Municipal Assembly” undertaken by a five-member committee, GHc 184,301.10 internally generated revenue could not be accounted for.

The report mentioned nine officials of the assembly as having been unable to account for Ghc 324,973.85.

Other anomalies contained in the report were fraudulent manipulation of figures amounting to Ghc 9,973.60, fraudulent payment of commissions and mis-posted figures on trial balance.