According to a report from the office of the Auditor General, management of Ghana police Hospital approved the procurement of expired drugs worth GHC45, 437. It is noted in the report that period of the procurement was between June 2018 and December 2019.
“Section 52 of the Public Financial Management Act, 2016 (Act 921) requires that a principal spending officer of a covered entity, state-owned enterprise or public corporation to be responsible for the assets of the institution under the care of the Principal Spending Officer and shall ensure that proper control systems exist for the custody and management of the assets.
“On the contrary, we noted during the audit that drugs worth GH¢45,437.50 purchased for the Police Hospital Medical stores were expired. The expiry period ranged between June 2018 and December 2019.”
“We recommended that the Head of the Hospital should take necessary steps to dispose of the expired drugs to prevent it from being issued to patients. Further, we urged the Head to ensure that the right quantities of drugs are purchased,” it said.
This comes at a time when the theme from the incumbent Government is that do not pay enough tax, reason being being the introduction of a 1.75% tax on all electronic money transactions. This peace of news would hurt any taxpayer knowing that the little being contributed is not protected enough by Government and yet they are expected to pay more.