Pressure Team, Alliance for Accountable Governance (AFAG) needs the Attorney-Typical and Minister of Justice to examine procurement breaches at the Auditor-General’s Division.
The strain team suggests the Auditor-Normal allegedly violated procurement guidelines in the obtain of some products for the office environment.
AFAG in a statement claimed its investigations have uncovered that “as considerably back again as 3rd January, 2019, the Board of the Community Procurement Authority, in a letter authored by the Board Secretary knowledgeable the Auditor-Standard of flagrant breaches of the Public Procurement Act, 2003 (Act 663) as amended by the General public Procurement (Amendment) Act, 2016 (Act 914) committed by him.”
AFAG expressed shock that the Attorney Normal has not taken a determination on the alleged breaches due to the fact January 2019.
Director of Operations at AFAG, Davis Opoku claimed in an interview that the group experienced given the Attorney-General a two-7 days ultimatum to investigate the make any difference or encounter their wrath.
“If the watchman of the condition will evidently violate the rules that we have set alongside one another, we expect the Lawyer General to act and act quickly and that is our get in touch with. We have presented an ultimatum, failure to which we will produce to the President.”
AFAG in the assertion also asked for the report to be manufactured general public.
Beneath is the assertion from AFAG:
IS AUDITOR-Normal Masking UP FOR ITS Individual PROCUREMENT MISDEEDS?
As the President and the Republic battle to thoroughly clean the method of abuses, breaches and corruption, the Auditor-Normal has been caught correct in it. Procurement breaches are firmly rooted at the Auditor-General’s office environment.
AFAG investigations have exposed that as significantly again as 3rd January, 2019, the Board of the Community Procurement Authority, in a letter authored by the Board Secretary informed the Auditor-General of flagrant breaches of the General public Procurement Act, 2003 (Act 663) as amended by the Public Procurement (Modification) Act, 2016 (Act 914) fully commited by him.
AFAG has collected that a letter was shipped to the Auditor-Basic in January 2019, deploring the carry out of the Auditor-Common in the procurement breaches and referring the report of the PPA to the Attorney General for the suitable action. AFAG is surprised why the Legal professional Typical has not taken?
The PPA, pursuant to sections 3(d) and 89(1) of Act 663, triggered an investigation into the procurement and other connected data of the procurement of goods, is effective and providers by the Ghana Audit Service for the period January 1, 2018 to August 31, 2018.
In the course of carrying out its investigations, the PPA reviewed paperwork relating to the procurement of merchandise and consultancy expert services by the Ghana Audit Support, visited the general retailers of the Audit Services and interviewed many stakeholders and senior officers of the Audit Services.
The report, which is dated 20th December, 2018 and submitted to the 8th Board Conference of the PPA in December, 2018, cited the Audit Company for different breaches of the General public Procurement law relating to:
i. Failure to set up Entity Tender Committee in the way set out in the Initial Plan of Act 663 and in accordance with the types established out in Plan 1B of Act 663.
ii. The use of the illegal composition of the Entity Tender Committee set up by the Auditor-Basic, Daniel Domolevo, to have out procurement contrary to Act 663. In straightforward terms, what exists at the Auditor-General’s place of work looks like a family members and pals entity tender committee, and AFAG can not condone this sort of a scenario.
The implication of this critical and blatant violation of the provisions of the Public Procurement Act by the Auditor-Common is dire. The Audit Service’s failure to comply with Act 663 suggests that all procurements approved by the unlawful composition of the And many others purportedly set in location by the Ghana Audit Assistance are null and void. This is a serious breach, which demands urgent motion to redress. It also renders the Head of the procurement entity, the Audito-Typical, Daniel Domelovo liable for criminal prosecution, since a breach of any of the provisions of Act 663 constitutes an offence.
In the Report in issue, the PPA additional faulted and held as unlawful, a agreement by the Ghana Audit Company for the order of Toyota automobiles at an estimated contract sum of GHC6, 183,559.20. This is for the reason that the PPA established that the evaluation panel, which carried out the procurement activity by the Audit Support did not have the competence or capability in conditions of the Public Procurement Act to discharge the workout. Fairly seriously and in what evinces a distinct intention by the Audit Provider not to comply with the General public Procurement Act, the analysis panel established up by the Auditor-General also unsuccessful to use the predetermined evaluation criteria printed in the invitation to tender and the tender documents as needed beneath area 20(e)(2 of Act 663.
The agreement was also awarded and the items sent prior to the Audit Assistance wrote to the Central Tender Assessment Committee for concurrent acceptance opposite to Segment 20(4) of Act 663 as amended.
AFAG has learnt that the Auditor-Typical had approached the PPA with the perspective to getting a ratification of these grave and reprehensible procurement practices. The Board of the PPA flatly refused this, in check out of the severity of the violations. AFAG wishes to estimate a area of the PPA’s Board response dated 3rd January, 2019 notes as follows:
“The Board’s attention was drawn that the Ghana Audit Service experienced composed to request for ratification in accordance with section 90(3)(c) of the Community Procurement Act, 2003 (Act 663) as amended by the Community Procurement (Modification) Act, 2016 (Act 914). This ask for was duly discussed and rejected by the Board .
The Board deplored the perform of the Ghana Audit Provider in breach of the Public Procurement Regulation and suggested referral of the Report to the Attorney-General’s Division for proper motion.”
1. AFAG calls on the PPA to make the report general public.
2. We problem the Lawyer Basic to within just one week begin felony investigations into the procurement breaches of the Auditor-Typical.
3. On top of that, in the coming days, AFAG would existing a petition to the President concerning these breaches and failure of the Attorney Common to faithfully execute her responsibilities.