The Controller and Accountant-General’s Department has responded to what it says are “recent bad press and attack” on its integrity by Imani Ghana and some media houses.
The bad press and attack, according to a statement by the CAGD, border on allegations of “massive payroll corruption and inefficient management” and for which recommendations have been put forward for the outsourcing of GOG payroll management to a third party.
“We have read the statement put out by Imani Ghana about the performance of various public sector institutions with particular attention to the paragraphs concerning the Controller and Accountant General’s Department (CAGD) and the subsequent publication of extracts from an audit report that was commissioned by the Controller
and Accountant General to identify and eliminate control weaknesses. It is instructive to note that management responses issued with the report and measures taken over the past two years, since the audit was completed, have been ignored in the publications.
“There were many factual inaccuracies in the statement as some of the comments made do not reflect our business processes and procedures. The conclusions derived from the analysis made by Imani do not portray the true picture of the management of the Central GoG Payroll managed by the CAGD. The recommendations made in the statement can therefore not be the right prescription to successfully address the payroll challenges. CAGD in collaboration with relevant stakeholders is already implementing measures to enhance the payroll management.”