Joseph Whittal, Commissioner of the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ), has supported the Citizen coalition’s request that the Auditor General surcharge individuals and institutions named in the Auditor-General’s report.
He was speaking to the media shortly after swearing in a six-member audit committee.
Mr. Whittal stated that the Auditor-General must listen to Ghanaians.
“It is not enough to enable citizens through civil society and others to go to the street for you to perform your duty.”
“It is not about reporting, it is about actual recoveries. Ghanaians want surcharges, and he should listen to the voice of Ghanaians,” Mr. Whital said.
The Coalition for Democratic and Accountable Governance petitioned the Auditor-General on Monday to surcharge individuals and institutions who participated in the Auditor-report General’s on Ministries, Departments, and Agencies (MDAs) for 2019, 2020, and 2021.
The Auditor General’s recent report singles out several public institutions and individuals for infractions that cost the country millions of cedis.