A former rector of the UPSA, Prof. Joshua Alabi has challenged a report by the Auditor General which directed him to refund about ¢263,670 which was paid to Lithur Brew and Associates during his time at the institution.
Speaking with Accra-based Joy FM on Friday, Prof. Alabi expressed surprise at the development, insisting that Mr. Lithur was paid for work done.
According to him, the governing Council of UPSA decided to use the services of Lithur Brew and Company and it was not his personal choice.
Prof. Alabi said Mr Lithur has all the documents in his possession that prove he actually worked for the school, and will provide them to the appropriate quarters for redress in the coming days.
The Auditor-General’s report also noted that Lithur Brew and Company was appointed through sole-sourcing without recourse to the provisions of the Public Procurement (Amendment) Act, 2016 (Act 914).
Reacting to that information, Prof Joshua Alabi admitted that the company was appointed through sole-sourcing but indicated the actions of the Council is not illegal.