June 21, 2024
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Public Accounts Committee orders arrest of Northern Regional NSA Director over misuse of GH¢160K

Parliament has issued a directive for the arrest of the Northern Regional Director of the National Sports Authority (NSA) due to the failure to deposit over GH¢160,000 in internally generated funds.

He failed to pay the funds into the designated Consolidated Fund Transit account of the Authority.

The 2022 Auditor General’s report highlights the Northern Regional Management of the Sports Authority for the expenditure of the funds, which violates the Public Financial Management Regulations, 2019.

Despite being summoned, the Regional Director did not appear before the Public Accounts Committee to explain the actions outlined in the report.

Consequently, the committee chairman has ordered the immediate arrest of both the regional director and accountant.

“We are instructing the police to pick up the regional director and accountant of the region without delay. You were invited to testify before Parliament, and you declined, despite being aware that you had misused over GH¢160,000, presuming that you would escape consequences.”

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