Auditor General queries $173m spending by Education Ministry

Auditor General Deodat Sharma has raised questions about the manner in which the Ministry of Education utilized $173.3m from its special projects fund.

In his 2016 Report tabled in the National Assembly recently, Sharma noted that the Ministry continued to operate a special project Bank Account into which funds from various sources such as the Guyana Lotteries Commis-sion, Digicel and refunds from the Permanent Secretary were placed.

He noted that not only were there discrepancies between the actual balance and the cash book balance but the Ministry inappropriately met unrelated expenditure totalling $173.703 million from this account…..

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