Audit clears cops over $90M expenditure
(See full report submitted by the Office of the Auditor General)
A special audit has cleared the Guyana Police Force of misusing contingency allocations totalling $90.649 million spent during last year’s elections, although record keeping breaches were found and some of the money that was not utilised was only paid back after concerns about spending were publicised.
The report on the special audit by the Audit Office, released by the Home Affairs Ministry yesterday, concludes that the force “incurred expenditure in relation to the advances for the purposes intended,” and recommends that it ensure “there is proper record-keeping for all funds related to its activities, especially the outlying Divisions.” It says too that gifts and other assistance received should also be well documented and accounted for.
It notes that the insufficiency of the funds allocated caused the force to request the two Contingency Fund Advance Warrants, in the amounts of $39.641 million and $51.008 million, which included funds for expenditure during the November 28 elections period. With this situation having recurred during the …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.