Government spent ¢142 million on National Cathedral project in 2021– Auditor-General’s

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The amount of money that has been spent on building the National Cathedral so far has been a source of debate.

It is said that work on the project, which is expected to cost $340 million, has already stopped because there aren’t enough funds. Workers have stopped doing things on the site.

“We have the contractors and their staff on site, but the work has been suspended. We are hoping that within the next couple of weeks, as part of our fundraising and other initiatives, we can begin work again,” Executive Director of the Cathedral, Dr Paul Opoku-Mensah stated on Tuesday, August 30.

Following this, it was discovered that, as of December 2021, GH142,762,500 had been spent on the building.

This information can be found in the section of the Auditor General’s Report pertaining to the financial statements of government activities as of December 31, 2021, as prepared by the Controller and Accountant-General.

The document 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.

The National Cathedral was captured under the government’s priority programmes and interventions for the said year.

In all, initiatives under that category cost a total of GH¢9,197 million during the 2021 financial year.

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