The Management of the University of Professional Studies, Accra (UPSA) has explained that the undocumented transaction to the tune of GH¢318,982.54 found in the 2021 Auditor-General’s report relates to the 2019 audit.
In a statement issued as a rejoinder to an excerpt of the report published on myjoyonline.com, UPSA said “Management wishes to bring to the attention of all media houses that since the release of the Auditor-General’s report, UPSA has provided the relevant documentation which has resulted in the clearing of this finding.
Additionally, UPSA has appeared before the Public Accounts Committee of Parliament where the relevant documentation was accepted and the clearing of the audit finding upheld. UPSA prides itself in engaging in strict discipline, adherence and compliance in matters relating to public accounting, auditing and performance standards.”
The statement urged the media to contact UPSA’s Registrar Dr. Koryoe Anim-Wright for any clarifications.
On August 30, myjoyonline.com reported that the 2021 Auditor-General’s Report has revealed that some transactions undertaken by officials of the University for Professional Studies, Accra (UPSA) were not backed by relevant documents as proof.
This is contained in the report dated June 1, 2022, and addressed to the Speaker of Parliament, Mr. Alban Bagbin.
The Auditors noted that “twenty-five (25) payment vouchers totaling GH¢318,982.54 released to officers of UPSA to transact official business on behalf of the University were not supported with the relevant documents.”
They therefore recommended that, “the amount be recovered from the officers involved. Meanwhile, the head of accounts should step up his supervisory role to ensure payments are properly accounted for.”
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