The Sierra Leone Road Safety Authority (SLRSA) is to account for the sum of Le1,784,071,971 as they (SLRSA) failed to produce documents such as receipts, invoices, delivery notes, back-to-office report among other documents.
This misappropriation or mismanagement of public funds was made known by the recent Audit Report which revealed that the SLRSA lack salient supporting documents to substantiate payments that were made to suppliers and contractors.
“Payments totaling Le3,656,411,823 that were made to suppliers and contractors for the period under review lacked salient supporting documents such as delivery notes, back-to-office report, invoices, receipt etc.,” the report stated.
That the SLRSA did not attach the documents in question to payment vouchers which they (SLRSA) submitted for the purpose of audit.
That missing documents such as receipts, invoices, delivery notes, back-to-office report etc. were submitted for payment totaling Le1,872,339,852 out Le3,656,411,823 with the remaining sum unaccounted for.
Responding to the issue, the Executive Director of the Sierra Leone Road Safety Authority (SLRSA) stated that the highlighted documents are ready for audit inspection noting that some back-to-office reports were yet to be provided.
He added that the persons in question agreed to make themselves available before the end of the verification exercise. The Auditor General however maintained that the issue remains partly resolved