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Ex-Headteacher arrested over alleged financial loss to the state

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Dr. James Klutse Avedzi, chairman of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC), has ordered the arrest of Krampah, a former headteacher, for alleged financial impropriety against the state. The directive was issued to the Kadjebi District Directorate of the Ghana Education Service (GES) to involve law enforcement.

According to reports from the Daily Graphic, a source within the Jasikan Police has confirmed Krampah’s arrest, stating that he is currently assisting with police investigations into the matter.

The allegations against Krampah stem from the 2022 Auditor-General’s Report on the Account of Ghana – Ministries, Departments, and Other Agencies. The report revealed that despite leaving his position as headteacher in February 2018 to join the Youth Employment Agency (YEA) as a project assistant, Krampah continued to receive salaries until June 2020.

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The Auditor-General’s findings indicated that Krampah received unearned salaries during this period, which constitutes a clear violation of financial regulations.

In response, the Auditor-General recommended that the District Director of Education take action to recover the misappropriated funds from Krampah, along with interest, and deposit them into the Auditor-General’s Recovery Account with the Bank of Ghana. Failure to comply could result in the recovery of the amount from the district director and validators.

Dr. Avedzi stressed that Krampah’s actions are in direct violation of Public Financial Management Regulation, emphasizing the need for accountability and adherence to financial protocols.

 

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