The Public Accounts Committee of Parliament has directed the arrest of the Northern Regional Director of the National Sports Authority (NSA).
The Committee ordered his arrest for failing to lodge over GH¢160,000 internally generated funds in the designated Consolidated Fund Transit account of the Authority.
The 2022 Auditor General’s report has revealed that the Northern Regional Management of the Sports Authority spent the money in contravention of the Public Financial Management Regulations, 2019.
The Regional Director was expected to appear before the committee but failed to appear before the public accounts committee.
The chairman of the committee then ordered his arrest.
“We are directing that the regional director and accountant of the region should be picked up immediately by the police.
“You were invited to appear before Parliament, and you refused, knowing very well that you had squandered over GH¢160,000 and you thought you would go scout free.”