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:
Source: Ghana News