Former Ghana Standards Authority boss received double salary for 6-yrs – Audit report


A former Executive Director of the Ghana Standards Authority, Dr. George Ben Crentsil, has been cited for taking double salary for six years while in active service at the institution.

This is contained in the 2020 report of the Auditor-General’s Department. According to the report, Dr. Crentsil, between January 2011 and January 2017 received double salary-related allowances of more than three hundred thousand cedis.

The report said management of the Authority is to retrieve the money from Dr. Crentsil and report back for verification.

This is not the first time Dr. Crentsil’s name is surfacing in an audit report for alleged wrongdoing.

In 2018, Dr. George Ben-Crentsil was reported to have misappropriated about 1.6 million cedis and allegedly got kickback payments of over 1 million dollars whilst at the Ghana Standards Authority.

He is alleged to have collected 1.2 million dollars from Lemet Construction Company, a firm that he awarded a contract to build a new training school and hostel facility for the GSA during the erstwhile NDC administration.

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