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PAC shocked at the sale of two pick-ups for just GHC 4,500

PAC shocked at the sale of two pick-ups for just GHC 4,500
PAC shocked at the sale of two pick-ups for just GHC 4,500

Last Updated on September 9, 2020 by MyGh.Online

Public Accounts Committee
PAC sitting

The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) of Parliament has expressed shock at the sale of a 2014 registered Toyota Hilux and a Nissan pick up for GHC 2,200 and GHC 2,300 respectively.

The two pick-ups, belonging to the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), according to a 2017 report by the Auditor-General, revealed that the two pick-ups, despite being repairable and usable, was still sold.

“We noted also that three fairly good vehicles of the Institute which could have been repaired at a reasonable cost and put to use, had been abandoned and left to the mercy of the weather,” the report added.

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Aside the two pick-ups, another Nissan hard body pick up was also sold for GHC 4,800 and another for GHC 4,600. Two other tractors were also sold for a total of GHC 12,600.

Chairman of the Committee, James Klutse Avedzi, expressed shock as officials of CSIR corroborate the Auditor-General’s report and laid out details of the auction undertaken in January 2020.

Ranking Member of the Committee, Alexander Abban, also questioned the basis for which the auctioneer was paid 7% of the total sum.

Source: www.adomonline.com

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