The Public Accounts Committee has referred the National Blood Service management to the Attorney General for prosecution for procurement violations outlined in the 2022 Auditor General’s report.
The National Blood Service conducted procurement activities totalling over GH¢130,000 without adhering to proper procedures, including the failure to solicit alternative quotations, the report disclosed.
The Committee Chairman, James Klutse Avedzi, announced this decision during the PAC session in Accra on Tuesday.
“The next infraction is uncompetitive procurement. So there is a challenge at that office where we are doing restrictive tendering without seeking approval.
“If you want to do procurement, instead of looking for a minimum of three invoices or quotations, that one too, you fail to do and this one we don’t have any option than to refer you to the Attorney General for prosecution.”
The committee’s action aligns with its responsibility to hold accountable those who violate procurement laws, Mr Avedzi added.
He emphasized the referral to the Attorney General to ensure legal consequences for the National Blood Service.
“We are doing our part; you have breached the procurement law, so when you are prosecuted, the judges will take a decision on that,” Avedzi affirmed, underscoring the committee’s commitment to upholding accountability and transparency in public procurement processes.