Auditor-General clarifies payment of judgement debt to Woyome

The Office of the Auditor –General on Thursday said only one payment totaling GH¢17, 094, 493.54 was paid to Mr Alfred Agbesi Woyome in 2010 and not GH¢58,905,974.13.

A statement copied to the Ghana News Agency (GNA) in Accra, explained that in 2010, two payment orders were made towards the settlement of claims for Mr Woyome.

It said the first payment order for GH¢41,811,480.59 was issued on April 6, but this transaction was reversed on the April 13 and put on hold at the Bank of Ghana (BOG).

The statement said on September 22, another payment order for GH¢17, 094,493.54 was issued and paid to Mr Woyome.

“This payment was cleared by BOG and subsequently paid to Mr Woyome,” it said.

The statement noted that correspondence on the reversal of the GH¢41, 811,480.59 was not attached to the original order in the books of the Controller and Accountant General and was therefore, not available to the team of auditors from the Office of the Auditor-General, who conducted the audit of the Public Accounts maintained by the Controller and Accountant General.

“The Office of the Auditor-General would like to state that any payments made in 2011 will be examined during the audit of the Consolidated Fund for 2011,” it said.

Source: GNA

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