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Fmr. Ghana Standards Authority Boss Received Double Salary for 6 Years – Audit Report

A 2020 report of the Auditor-General’s Department has quoted a former Executive Director of the Ghana Standards Authority, Dr. George Ben Crentsil, to have taken double salary for six years while in active service at the institution.

According to the report, Dr. Crentsil, between January 2011 and January 2017, received double salary-related allowances of GH¢342,068.70.

“Dr. George Ben Crentsil, the former Executive Director, was paid double salary-related allowances of GH¢342,068.70 by the Authority from January 2011 to January 2017. The report said.

The report further recommended to Management to take the necessary steps to recover GH¢342,068.70 wrongfully paid to Dr. George Ben Crentsil, the former Executive Director and our office informed for verification,”

The report also said management of the Authority is to retrieve the money from Dr. Crentsil and report back for verification.

Abandoned and delayed projects cost Ghana GHS35.4 million in 2020

The audit report also revealed that abandoned and delayed projects cost Ghana GHS35.4 million in 2020.

The figure is part of a total of GHS45.69 million in contract irregularities perpetrated by several Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs).

Despite these flaws, the Auditor-office General’s found that MMDAs continued to award new projects even when older ones were not completed.

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