PAC Sends 5 Headmasters To EOCO For Prosecution
Five headmasters of educational institutions in the Western Region have been referred for prosecution for procurement violations by the Public Accounts Committee (PAC).
The PAC is now holding hearings in the Western Region for eighteen Senior High Schools.
Bozo Kaku, Methodist SHS, Tarkwa SHS, St. Augustine’s SHS, Bogoso, and Adiembra SHS have all been submitted to the Economic and Organized Crime Office (EOCO) for allegedly receiving salaries illegally.
Chairman of the committee, James Klutse Averdzi, said it was to serve as a deterrence for others during a meeting in Takoradi on the Auditor General’s 2018 report.
“In the past, we have never referred officials or the individuals for prosecution so it looks like they are taking advantage of that, that it has become annual ritual, we will only come, the chairman will caution and that will be the end. So we decided that now if you go against the law we will recommend you for prosecution. So you go to court and defend yourself. If the court thinks that your defense is sufficient or strong enough they will set you free but if your defense is weak then the court will apply the law to ensure that you face the punishment,” he said.