Summary of Findings
The West Gonja District Assembly scored 52 per cent in the overall assessment of its performance, based on the GAS audit findings. Strengths: The Assembly, as shown by the audit findings, does well in planning and budgeting for capital projects, in preparing and updating procurement plans and in opening and evaluating bids. Weaknesses: The audit revealed gaps in how the Assembly procures and engag- es contractors, monitors and supervises the execution of projects and makes payments to contractors. It also shows the failure of the
Bid advertisements should be published in at least two newspapers as required by the Public Procurement Manual. All activities relating to the tendering processes should be documented. The Assembly should conduct regular monitoring and supervision of projects and keep documentation of such activities. All PVs should be vetted by the Internal Audit Unit before payments are made. Conduct detailed checks on the contractors’ valuation of work performed before PVs are raised and payment effected.
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