The Koforidua Technical University has been cited for cash irregularities in the 2021 Auditor-General’s report.
The school is said to have paid a total sum of Ghc67,940 as a sitting allowance to ten non-committee members who served as recorders at various meetings although the committee were assigned with secretaries from members to record the minutes of the meetings.
The management has been asked to discontinue the use of the non-committee members and make use of the secretaries assigned to the committee to take the minutes.
Management also procured drugs totalling Ghc165, 780.25 from the open market without a certificate of non-availability from the regional medical stores.
In its recommendation, the AG asked management to obtain the non-availability certificate before purchasing drugs on non-drug consumables from any other sources.
The school also failed to register four vehicles for the university with the green number plate as per government directives.
The school did not have a legal title to six of its official vehicles.
Meanwhile, 5 construction projects costing Ghc6,442,831.66 were delayed for a period between 24 and 132 months resulting in the revision of the contract sum of Ghc27,351,932.70 thereby creating the additional cost of Ghc20, 909,101,.24.
The report recommended to management to ensure early completion of the projects by liaising with GETFund Secretariat for allocation of funds for the projects to avoid further cost overruns.