Internal Control over Cash Payment and Receipts in the Case of Addis Ababa Housing Construction Project Office Lideta Branch

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Chapter 1 Background of the organization

Addis Ababa Housing Construction Project Office (AAHCPO) is one of the Units administered by the City Government of Addis Ababa. The Project Office is an independent unit empowered by the City Government to construct standardized houses using cost effective technologies in the existing and expansion areas of the City. As indicated in the directive No 1/2001 (E.C.) article 6 with reference to the Project Office Establishment Proclamation No 15/2004 article 10, the main sources of funds shall be: 1. Budget fund of the City Government of Addis Ababa for the Project Office, 2. Donation from any charity organization that support the objective of the project office, 3. Public’s Contribution, and

4. Loan obtained from Commercial Bank of Ethiopia (CBE).

AAHCPO is in operation for the past 8 years and works under the regional administration and reports to the Addis Ababa City Administration as a budgetary institution.
Currently the overhead of the HCPO is met through budgetary allocation; the housing construction cost is primarily funded through loans arrangement with Commercial Bank of Ethiopia.
Organizational Structure
HCPO is headed by a General Manager (GM) Head quarters has 3 main department and 6 supportive department.
The 3 main departments are
* Design & Construction
* Material Supplies & Logistics
* Medium & Small Scale Enterprise Extension
The 6 supportive departments are
* Finance, Procurement and Property administration
* Plan, Research & Budget
* Human Resource
* Legal
* Audit
* Capacity Building and Follow up
HCPO have 15 branch offices, each have a construction, material supplies & logistics, finance, procurement and property administration, medium and small scale enterprise extension and human resource team. Ledeta Housing Construction Project Branch Office is the one from 15 branch offices....
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