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Hold ‘corrupt’ officials accountable   
2017 Annual Internal Audit Conference   
Challenging Heights Calls For Government Action To Address Human Trafficking   
Ghana is broke - ISODEC   
"Ghana Becoming Hub Of Traffickers"   
Election 2016: Council of State backs November 7 date   
Government must stop payment of MMDA’s bills – ECG   
New Power Subsidies Will Amount To Nothing - Wereko-Brobby   
Nigeria: EFCC finds N2.5b in former Aviation Minister housemaid’s account   
China jails ex president’s aide for corruption   
Fraud at KATH as patients are made to escape paying bills   
Ghana’s inflation to decline soon with IMF program – US Ambassador   
Gov’t downplays investors anxiety ahead of Nov polls   
ECG recovers GH¢40 million in 10 months   
PAC accuses COCOBOD of perjury   
Pressure on SADA management led to financial impropriety’   
“Ive Never In My Life Believed In Corruption...If You Have Short-Changed The Treasury, You Will Be Caught” – Prez Buhari   
DVLA targets capital market   
DVLA targets capital market   
GNPC denies overspending its 2015 budget   
Hardship in Ghana due to corruption, bad economy – Akufo-Addo   
PAC issues ultimatum to EC over ‘unaccounted’ ?1.6m   
WAPCo cuts gas supply to Ghana over unpaid debts   
What happened to Probity and Accountability in the 4th Republic?   
CHRAJ vows to assert independence in Mahama - Ford saga   
COCOBOD begins road show for $2bn syndicated loan   
Ghana Shippers’ Authority Accused Of Financial Impropriety   
Gov’t To Issue 5-Yr ?500m Bond In Search Of Cheaper Funds   
“Gift Is Another Way Of Bribery And Corruption” – Amoako Baah Tells Mahama   
Gift saga: Burkinabe contractor pulls out of GHC82m tender   
Govt Borrowed GH¢1.57bn In Notes Alone In May   
Interior Ministry ordered to supervise BNI, National Security   
Lawyer suspended 3-years for duping client of GHc50,000   
Parliament approves US$832m tax waiver on US$1.5bn project   
PURC Spends GH?99,000 On Christmas Hampers   
'Political investors' entrenching corruption – Kan-Dapaah   
Parliament grants conditional approval to GNPC   
Gov’t Spent $99m To Import Pre-Paid Meters – Jinapor   
Gov’t to issue US$2bn bond to help clear power firms' debt   
$9.9m contract with DVLA is legal – Foto-X CEO   
A-G Directs ¢15.5m Refund In Drivers’ Licence Printing Contract   
Grand Theft: Former PUSAG President, Others Stand Accused   
Look within for solution to joblessness – Tony Elumelu   
US$1.5bn Tema Port Expansion Project .... Two-thirds of project cost waived from tax   
Gov’t must account for $53m World Bank cash – Titus Glover   
Gov’t spending ‘terrible’ – ICAG Prez   
Treasury returns GHC815m to investors in 3months   
Two GES officials arrested for illegally recruiting 100 teachers   
COCOBOD Blows $20,000 On Signing Ceremony   
STATEMENT: Mahama Borrows $18bn And Invests $150m   
ICAG President calls for reforms   
Nigerian businessman, Dele Momodu praises Mahama’s corruption fight   
Africa won't fall back into 1990s-style debt trap: AfDB   
Government secures $24.5m for Komenda sugar factory   
U.S. company swindles BOST of $109 million   
Ghana Alone Owes Over 10% Of Africa’s $35bn Eurobond Debt -79% Contracted Under Mahama   
Gov’t to issue bonds to settle indebtedness to BDCs   
IMF programme yielding good results—Financial Analyst   
We aren’t conniving with gov’t to cheat consumers – ECG   
ACH Direct Credit hits 5.7bn in first 4mths   
AfDB embarks on ambitious plan   
Gov’t fails to raise GHC500m 3-year bond   
‘Africa Is Rising’ – President Mahama   
ECG: We Are Not Sabotaging Gov’t   
GIFEC must diversify funding sources—Ato Sarpong   
Gov't issues GH¢500m bond again   
Gov't issues GH¢500m bond again   
Huge Gov’t Debt Affects WAPCo   
Punish officials who embezzled cash – PAC to AG   
Skills Dev’t Budget Expected To Rise To GH?700m   
‘Sweetheart’ Deal In Smarttys GH¢3.6m Scandal   
100 Thieves Steal $13m In Three Hours From Cash Machine Across Japan   
Africa losses US$38b to tax evasion—report   
Coal power plant to cost US$1.5b   
Government Intensifies Fight Against Pair Trawling   
Five laws deliberately broken in Smartty's deal – Ace Ankomah   
Gov’t to receive $10 million to fix flooding issue   
Money for 84 MMT buses not wasted – Tetteh Chaie   
Afriwave Can Save Tax Payers Millions Of Cedis   
Chop Chop At Health Workers Union   
Four Accounting Hacks That Keep Small Businesses Afloat – And Profitable   
GH?360m needed for youth dev’t   
GH?360m needed for youth dev’t   
Ghanaians Brace Up For The Worst - IMF Urges Fiscal Discipline   
ICU & GAWU Shield Us$50Million German Debtors To COCOBOD   
Rot At B/A Ghana Water Company (1): Mg’t Blows Millions ...On Ghost Projects   
‘Only 10% of salaries will go to e-zwich cards’   
Dead employee withdraws GHc20,000 salary at Lands C’sion   
Konadu: 'Deeply corrupt Ghana sinking'   
National Single Window yields positive results   
National Single Window yields positive results   
Pay $400m Debt To ECG – Akosa Tells Gov’t   
Stop Sole Sourcing Contracts – Konadu To Gov’t   
The Corrupt Practices In Prez Mahama's Govt Amazing - PC Appiah Ofori   
UK Gov't Has No "Moral Right" To Lecture Us On Corruption - Fred Agbenyo   
‘Cashless economy will help cut BoG cost’   
AGI: Business confidence in Ghana up   
BNI pursues 64 fake teachers in Northern Region   
CEPS tightens borders against smugglers   
Fight against corruption must start from the presidency - Prof Adei   
Ghana has woefully failed in corruption fight – GII   
Ghana’s public debt hits GHC99.9bn   
Oil rises to highest price since October 2015   
Serious fraud in teachers recruitment - Haruna   
I’m Fighting Corruption Better Than Other Regimes – Prez Mahama   
I’ve Never Taken Bribe! Mahama In London   
Inflation uncertainty heralds MPC meeting   
Invest to grow local economy—Israeli Amb. tells Ghanaians   
AfDB to uncover strategies for Africa’s transformation   
Anti-corruption institutions weak – Rawlings, Rowley   
Unemployment threat to national security – Haruna Iddrisu   
We’ll strike again if… – JUSSAG   
Declare Commitment To Fight Corruption – Civil Society Group Tells Mahama   
IMF bailout: Ghana scores high marks on 3rd review   
Nigeria’s Buhari to Cameron: Don’t Apologize, Just Return Our Stolen Assets   
Angry banks chase TOR over unpaid debts   
Chamber of Commerce inaugurates council members   
Diverting US $250m Into A Private Acct....Gov't Replies Bawumia   
Dzifa Attivor Exposed Over GH¢3.6m Smarthy’s Deal   
Small-scale mining provides 1m jobs   
Without strong SMEs, the future won’t look encouraging — Jon Benjamin   
Bankers show faith in economy   
Bus re-branding: A-G denies OccupyGhana access to investigative report   
Civil servants must act to boost trade facilitation—Spio-Garbrah   
Ecobank targets more growth ...as shareholders laud the bank’s 2015 achievements   
Good times for money market mutual funds   
Job Cut In 2017 – Bawumia   
N-Gas Gives Govt Ultimatum: Pay $100m Debt In 2 Weeks Or   
Transport Minister justifies airfare tax …as necessary to plug budget deficit   
Agribusiness has potential to generate US$5bn   
BoG initiates reforms   
Capital Markets – A panacea in the new economy   
Deal With Stress – Employers Told   
TOR to be debt-free in 10 years – Awuah Darko   
First oil from OCTP expected in Aug next year   
Workers Without e-zwich Account Will Not Be Paid   
Adopt solution minded attitude -- Capital Bank CEO   
De-emphasise GDP as a measure of economic well-being – Experts   
Government Spends 12.9 Million Dollars On KNUST Labs   
Journalists Must Hold People Accountable – British High Commissioner   
Time For Media To Focus On Transparency And Accountability In Governance   
TOR to clear debt in 10 yrs – CEO   
Agriculture sector continues to grow steadily – Terkper   
Bankers Urge Ghanaians To Take On Retirement Plans   
COCOBOD Workers Defend Opuni . . . Debunk Negative Claims By ICU, GAWU   
Economy grows slowest in 15-yrs   
Fertiliser subsidy could take a hit …but farmers say “We expect nothing less than 180,000mt”   
Lawyers urged to incorporate rules of int’l arbitration   
Menace Of Money Laundering Increasing   
NHIA allocates GH¢11.8m for district health projects   
Files Vanish Under Strange Circumstances At Courts Registry   
Flagbearer of the Progressive Peoples Party (PPP), Dr Papa Kwesi Nduom has lamented over the “reckless borrowing” of the Mahama-led administration, which has taken Ghana back to Highly Indebted Poor Country (HIPC) status.   
Ghana Back To HIPC Under Mahama – Nduom   
IEA Organizes National Stakeholder Forum Ahead Of Nov 7 Polls   
‘Create database to capture tax evaders’   
15,000 jobs to be created under Industrial Park project   
Government Supports KNUST With US$12.9M   
Governor pledges to pursue SMEs growth   
Main Bearing Of FPSO Damaged   
Understanding key macroeconomic statistics … Gross Domestic Product and Rebasing   
US supports agric sector with US$38m   
Alban Bagbin champions state funding for political parties   
Auditor-General cites 10 polytechnics for financial irregularities   
Economy set to create more jobs as new projects come on stream – Gov’t   
GHc500m domestic bond ill-timed — Economist   
Petroleum Commission Clarifies Factors Leading To Extended Shutdown of FPSO Nkrumah   
Victims Of DKM To Demonstrate Against Prez Mahama   
Ghana ranks 2nd among highest interest rates countries   
Ghana taking ‘correct pain’ - Rand Merchant Bank   
Gov't sells GHC1.123bn 3-year domestic bond at 24.5% yield   
Gov’t sued over Volta flooded lands compensation   
ICAG urges women to take leadership positions   
ICU/GAWU Threaten To Expose Rot At Cocobod   
Make public sector attractive – Minister   
New projects to create more jobs — Government   
Nursing and Midwifery Council blows GHC600K on CCTVs   
Unemployment is time bomb — GCPP   
Mahama appoints 2nd deputy BoG governor   
Mismanagement at the Judiciary shocks PAC   
PAC shuts door to journalists over Audit Report   
Supreme Court strikes Woyome   
7 Listed Banks Record Huge Losses On GSE   
Blame Parliament for Ghana’s woes - Minority leader   
Ghana’s economy growing above Africa's average - Mahama   
Judicial bribery scandal: 2 Judges fired   
NADMO dragged to court over GHC40.1m debt   
Nine Firms Take Over Tier Two Pension Scheme   
Accounting to the People Tour abuse of incumbency - GII   
Parliament failing to check gov't expenditure – Minority   
35,000 Names expunged from NSS payroll   
Corruption, tribalism “twin evils” of Ghana’s unemployment – Nduom   
Fiifi Kwetey swerves PAC for 'Accounting to the People's Tour'   
Ghana Fails In MDGs 4 & 5   
Kofi Adda slams 'reckless NDC' for mortgaging Ghana’s oil   
PAC Directs Transport Ministry To Retrieve GH¢82,595 From Ecobank   
Prez Mahama Inaugurates Unit Of Asogli Phase II   
Gov’t cuts spending by GH¢1.5bn   
It Will Be A Waste Of Time To Appeal - Woyome's Lawyer   
I'm Happy Woyome Is Free...He's Not The First To Steal From State Coffers - Akua Donkor   
Occupy Ghana Demands $100,000 Payment From Oteng-Adjei For Keeping Luxury Vehicle   
450megawatts barges: Government likely to break April promise - ACEP   
I won't manage 'dumsor'; I will fix it - Mahama reiterates   
Unemployment Suffocate Ghanaians   
Customs To Destroy Over 2,000 Seized Used Mattresses   
Ghana ranked 3rd least corrupt African country – Report   
Gov’t secures lower than expected yield on 3yr bond   
Terkper: Gov’t disagrees with IEA’s dire economic projection   
Workers on circle Interchange embark on sit down strike   
New Kotoka airport terminal to begin March   
Public Debt Reaches GH¢76.1bn   
Rot At MASLOC: 3 Officials Dismissed   
IMF team arrives to quicken negotiations on bailout talks   
MASLOC reacts to fraud allegations; condemns vilification by Daily Graphic publication   
Petroleum Ministry to talk Tullow out of plans to lay off workers   
Retiring workers immuned from second-tier Pension Scheme   
IMF team arrives in Accra on Wednesday as bailout talks near completion   
Plans to reduce petroleum prices in February uncertain   
Rot at MASLOC ; Operations director diverts GH¢1m to 2 financial firms   
Stop Overvaluing Cedi – Gov’t Told   
Speaker calls for urgent meeting; On disregard for financial laws by public institutions   
BNI recovers GH¢15m from indicted NSS officials   
Govt asks GNPC to fund power barges to minimise ‘dumsor’   
IEA decries current rate of govt borrowing   
2015 budget lacks bite -- Policy think tank   
Ghana’s Economy Heading For A Crash – Dalex CEO   
World Bank approves US$150m in support of higher education   
Ayariga: Black Stars deserve $25,000 bonus   
French Chamber of Commerce hosts experts to deliberate on economy   
Gov’t, IMF talk crude oil price fall   
Terkper bemoans lack of capacity of revenue agencies   
Export fund earmarks GH¢2m for startups owned by graduates   
MMDAs crucial in job-creation   
Provide subsidies to domestic industries -- GUTA President   
Reduce Fuel Prices Further – GUTA To Gov’t   
Dumsor: 90 megawatts diesel plant to serve mining sector   
Ghana earns $2.5b from exports – Report   
Ghana Integrity Initiative forms Auditing Clubs in Upper East   
No strong CSOs in Ghana to hold govts accountable   
Prez Mahama rallies ECOWAS to meet timelines for adoption of single currency   
Step up revenue collection performance – Terkper   
Revealed: Housing project behind SIC troubles   
SIC to fold up over GH?91m debt?   
Taskforce seizes 410 pieces of textile   
Bawjiase Home Boss Freed   
Court to rule on motion by BoG on February 16   
New ‘Dumsor’ timetable out …As ECG plans predictable power supply   
Passengers opt for Kotoka …as service providers increase investment   
Sports Ministry not involved in flying fans to Eq. Guinea – Ayariga Mahama Ayariga   
AGI demands timelines on dumsor …as manufacturing sees negative 8% growth in 2014   
Ato Ahwoi to chair Ghana Infrastructure Investment Fund   
GETFund to improve infrastructure at Kpembe Health College   
SIC boss sacked   
"WAEC Must Investigate Fraud Allegations"   
Efficient ADR practice in private sector good for investor confidence - Judge   
Quality Education; Key to National Dev’t   
GHS60, 000 seed fund for Ghanaian ‘Digital Entrepreneurs’   
Reveal true state of economy   
We’re mindful of safety, security at Atuabo Gas   
GNPC defends $700m loan   
Apology of a road! …toll booth amidst potholes on Amrahia-Dodowa Road   
Court warns Woyome’s followers   
NCA asked to come up with guidelines   
SSNIT owns 40% in West Hills Mall   
‘Manholes’ take over roads; asphaltic overlays for five cities   
CAGD gives final deadline to ‘zero account’ employees   
ECG cuts power to Kumasi Poly over GH¢3 million debt   
‘Involve AGI in discussions with IMF’   
AngloGold denies sacking 5,300 workers   
 

Hold ‘corrupt’ officials accountable

Posted : August 11, 2017

Senior Minister, Yaw Osafo Maafo has charged internal auditors to exhibit transparency and efficiency in their line of duty.
 
He has also admonished them to hold public officials who are found culpable in shady deals accountable. Mr. Maafo believes this will propel the needed progress of the public sector.
 
“Our resources are not enough concerning the huge development gap that exists today and the high demand for various partner groups and services that put pressure on our resources. This is where we are and no one else can take us out of this situation except ourselves,” he said. The Senior Minister was speaking at the opening ceremony of the 2017 Annual Internal Audit Conference.
 
On behalf of the President, Mr. Osafo Maafo advised the auditors to be the reason public sector workers remain transparent in their line of duty. “In this regard, I am convinced that efficient and sound management of our national resources and indeed our tax payers’ money will definitely be a hall mark in our efforts to develop a country to the level of Ghana beyond needs. Accountability is important if we are to make progress in our developmental efforts.”
 
By: Jessica Ayorkor Aryee/citibusinessnews.com/Ghana

 

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