Gecom, Audit Office at odds over $500,000 elections advance

-acting CEO says money went missing from safe after fire

The Guyana Elections Commission (Gecom) and the Auditor General’s Office are in disagreement over a $500,000 advance which the Audit Office says was taken in 2006, never utilised, and eventually destroyed in a fire in the same year.

Gecom was represented at yesterday’s Public Accounts Committee (PAC) hearing by acting Chief Elections Officer Calvin Benn and two other officers to answer this and other discrepancies as the committee went over the Auditor General’s 2011 report on the agency’s finances.

The $500,000 is actually part of a total outstanding amount of $1.020 million. However, the officer to  …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.

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