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PAC surprised at the sale of two vehicles by CSIR

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The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) of Parliament has revealed shock at the sale of a 2014 registered Toyota Hilux and also a Nissan get for GHC 2,200 and also GHC 2,300 specifically.

The two pick-ups, coming from the Council for Scientific and also Industrial Research (CSIR), according to a 2017 report by the Auditor-General, revealed that the two pick-ups, regardless of being repairable and also usable, was still sold.
“We noted also that three fairly good vehicles of the Institute which could have been repaired at a reasonable cost and put to use, had been abandoned and left to the mercy of the weather,” the record included.
Aside both pick-ups, an additional Nissan hard body pick up was additionally sold for GHC 4,800 and also one more for GHC 4,600. Two other tractors were also sold at a cost of GHC 12,600.

Chairman of the Committee, James Klutse Avedzi, expressed shock as authorities of CSIR substantiate the Auditor-General’s report as well as set out details of the auction taken on in January 2020.

Ranking Member of the Committee, Alexander Abban, questioned the basis for which the auctioneer was paid 7% of the complete sum.

Source: Ghana Waves

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