The regulator of rural banks in Ghana, ARB Apex Bank, has launched a probe to ascertain the circumstances under which the Bongo District Assembly in the Upper East region withdrew money from a contractor’s account without his approval.

The assembly is reported to have withdrawn a total of GH₵187,000 from the contractor’s account at the Maltaaba Community Bank in Bongo.

Manasseh Azure Awuni, whose investigation led to the Apex Bank investigation reports that the assembly used the contractor’s company to award a contract to itself without the contractor’s knowledge.

The full story titled The Bongo Scandal will air on the JoyNews at 8:30 pm this evening.



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