Summary of Findings
The Asuogyaman District Assembly scored 21 per cent in the overall assessment of its performance, based on the GAS audit findings Strengths: The Assembly’s major strength is in the involvement of communities in identifying their needs. Weaknesses: The audit revealed poor documentation and gaps in how the Assembly procured and engaged contractors, monitored and supervised the execution of the projects, made payments to the contractors, among others. It also showed delays in the completion of one of the projects, thus denying the community of the intended benefits.
The Assembly should prepare budgets in line with MoFEP Composite Budget Manual. Should adhere to the Public Procurement Act in procuring contractors to execute capital projects and should update Procurement Plans quarterly. Should ensure that the monitoring team has an approved plan for its activities and is provided resources to carry out the activities. Should ensure that contractors complete the projects or terminate the contracts. Should keep documentation of needs assessment, monitoring, supervision and other related activities. Pay all withholding taxes that have been deducted to the Commissioner.
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