Summary of Findings
The Atwima Nwabiagya District Assembly scored 68 per cent in the overall assessment of its performance, based on the GAS audit findings. Strengths: All projects were selected from the annual action plan and the DA prepared budgets in line with MoFEP guidelines. The Assembly prepared and updated procurement plans using planning templates provided by the PPA. Payments were made in a timely manner and annual and quarterly reports prepared and submitted. Weaknesses: The audit identified weaknesses such as no documentation on project selection processes, advertisement in only one national news paper, conflict of interest in empanelling of members to evaluate bids, irregular monitoring and supervision and non-adherence to payment procedures among others.
The DA should ensure that processes leading to the selection of projects are documented The District Works Department should formally submit project estimates to the Budget office in a timely manner for use in budget preparation. The ETC should ensure that all procurement procedures on projects are carried out and documented. The DA should adhere to stipulated payment controls, issue all certificates to contractors and prepare final accounts preceded by project site inspections.
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