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Gov’t blows ¢9.1b on flagship programmes in 2021 – Auditor-General’s report

The current report of the Auditor-General has detailed government spending on flagship programmes in the year 2021.

The Auditor-General report was prepared in pursuance of Section 81 (1) of the Public Financial Management Act, 2016 (Act 921) and Regulation 217 of Public Financial Management Regulations, 2019 L.I. 2378:

According to the report, the government spent GHC9.1 billion on its flagship programmes in 2021.

An amount of GHC1,409,997,719.41 was allocated to Free Senior High School Programme-SHS/TVET while GHC797,190,169.55 was pumped into Fertilizer Subsidy/Planting for food and jobs project.

Also, the report showed that government’s subsidy for BECE/WASSCE amounted to GHC114,232,072.16.

Meanwhile, government is reported to have spent an amount of GHC242,283,846.97 on COVID-19 Free Water while COVID-19 Activity & Vaccine during the outbreak covered GHC1,557,846,913.38.

Below is a further breakdown of the government’s expenditures per the Auditor-General’s report:

Government spent ¢9.1b on flagship programmes in 2021 - Auditor-General's report

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