TSA: Security agencies to get special attention (OAGF)

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The
Office of the Accountant General of the Federation (OAGF) said it would
give special attention to security institutions in the implementation
of the Treasury Single Account (TSA) to ensure they successfully deliver
their mandates.

This is contained in a statement issued by the
Deputy Director, Press, OAGF, Mrs Kenechukwu Offie, and made available
on Friday in Abuja.

The statement quoted the Accountant General of
the Federation (AGF), Mr Ahmed Idris, as giving the assurance when he
received the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mr Solomon Arase.

The
AGF said his office was aware of the enormous responsibilities facing
security agencies in contending armed robbery, insurgency, kidnapping
and other vices in the country.

He pledged to ensure the release of monies required for the execution of all special operations aimed at overcoming the evils.

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Idris
also said “the TSA is not meant to hamper the activities of Ministries,
Departments and Agencies (MDAs), but to entrench transparent, efficient
and robust management of public funds that will ensure speedy
realisation of government plans and programmes.’’

He then
commended the police for complying with the directive on the TSA and
urged them to embrace more scientific and electronic means for
transacting business.

He
explained that “the era of carrying money in Ghana-Must-go bags to
payment points are gone’’, adding that the TSA would complement the
already existing electronic platforms of doing business.

In his
response, the IGP commended the OAGF for its support to MDAs,
particularly the Nigerian Police Force in the implementation of the TSA.

He,
however, solicited for the support of the AGF in sustaining its special
operations on counter-terrorism and other crimes, as well as early
payment of staff salaries. (NAN)

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