The Senior Minister, Yaw Osafo Marfo has responded to claims by the Auditor General, Daniel Yaw Domelevo, that he led the government to pay a private firm Kroll and Associates $1 million for no work performed.
In a letter dated October 8 and addressed to the Auditor General set the record straight on the matter involving the private firm.
According to him, approval for request for single-source procurement of professional services was obtained contrary to claims by the Auditor General that he failed to seek approval from the Procurement Authority.
Responding to the accusation that the Senior Minister through the Finance Ministry made full payment of more than ¢1 million to Kroll and Associates with no proof of work done, Mr. Osafo-Maafo indicated “Proofs of work done by Kroll and Associates are contained in their respective reports submitted to the office of the Senior Minister, COCOBOD, Bank of Ghana and Economic and Organized Crime Office(EOCO). The Consultancy services with Kroll is expected to continue for a period of four years”.
The letter also revealed that Kroll is still conducting investigations into several other cases for the Government.
The firm is also assisting in assets recoveries and prosecution.