Summary of Findings
The Techiman North District Assembly scored 54 per cent in the overall assessment of its performance, based on the GAS audit findings. Strengths: The two projects were captured in the MTDP and selected from the AAP of 2012 and 2013. There was documentation on community Needs Assessment for the two projects. Performance securities were provided by the winning contractors and contracts were signed by authorised persons. Weaknesses: The audit revealed few shortfalls such as the inability of the DA to prepare budgets in line with the MoFEP budget manual, lack of documentation on budget estimates details, inability of DA to fully adhere to PPA manual requirements for advertisements, inability of DA to notify the losing contractors and return the bid securities to all bidders, failure of DA to issue Defect Liability Certificates, no evidence of DA self evaluation and failure of DA to conduct any project evaluation to assess the achievement of project intended benefits.
Officials of the District Works Department and the District Budget Office should be trained in budgeting and documentation The TeN DA should increase coverage of advertisement to include one additional daily newspaper and also publish on the PPA website as required. The TeN DA should follow contract award procedures and ensure that proper supervision and value for money is attained. The TeN DA should follow laid down procedures in payments which include pre- auditing by internal auditor of payment vouchers.
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