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21.10.2005 General News

GBC board snubs Auditor-General?

By Crusading Guide.
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The Chairman and members of the Board of Ghana Broadcasting Corporation (GBC) last Wednesday October 19, 2005 failed to respond to an invitation extended to them by the Auditor General to a meeting.

The meeting was to focus on matter arising out of the Draft Audit Report on allegations of financial improprieties at GBC.

The meeting has however been rescheduled for Friday October 21, 2005 at 9am.

Snippets of information gathered indicate that the release of the Auditor General's final report on the GBC investigations will be further delayed should Friday's meeting fail to come off.

Findings have also revealed that the Auditor General's investigation into the alleged financial improprieties at GBC has been widened to include corporate governance, procurement of vehicles and equipment.

However speculations are rife that the failure of the chairman of the GBC Board and his colleague members to attend last Wednesday's meeting could stem from the fear of having to account for certain lapses on their part that led to the perceived management problems at GBC.

According to the Crusading Guide the Board had planned to fire management by Friday, October 21, 2005.

It would be recalled that GBC board chairman, Nana Kobina Nketsia V had demanded as at last week a copy of the final report of the Auditor General on the investigations to enable the board “ make concrete and vital decisions in connection to matter arising out of the Audit Report, by midday of Friday, October 14,2005.

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