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Don’t point the finger at only us, others, too, are corrupt, says late Atta Mills brother

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A member of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) of Parliament, Mr Samuel Atta Mills and member of parliament for Komenda Edina Eguafo Abirem, has urged Ghanaians to stop accusing politicians, especially MPs, of being corrupt when civil servants are perpetrating corruption at the various MMDAs.

The visibly angry PAC member could not understand why Wa East district assembly recorded zero in their internally generated fund for 2014 when it recorded over 400.000 Ghana cedis in 2013.

The finance officer of the district could not explain the discrepancy between the earnings in 2013 and 2014 except to say that he didn’t bring along documents to support his point.

Mr. Mills pointed to the Auditor General's report for 2015-2016 which clearly showed that the Wa district assembly had earned substantial income, yet he lamented, "Whenever corruption issues crop out, Ghanaians are quick to mention politicians leaving out civil servants behind."

At the second day of PAC sitting in Tamale, the Auditor General 2015-2016 report indicated that Wa East could not account for 57,404 Ghana cedis.

The fInance Officer told the committee that the assembly was able to retrieve some amount and was still pursuing the remainder.  The deputy ranking member of PAC who is also the MP for Nanton, Alhaji Hardi Tuferu told the Wa East DCE who led the assembly to the sitting that they are in big trouble.

"How can an impress holder of the assembly keep monies and even issue receipts, it is  unacceptable," the Nanton legislature fumed.

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