Free SHS, NaBCO, 1D1F, other flagship programmes cost over GH¢9 billion – A-G’s report 

According to the 2021 Auditor-General’s report, all government flagship programmes cost the country a total of GH¢9 billion. Some of these programmes include the Free SHS policy, NaBCO, National Identification Programme, One District One Factory (1D1F), COVID-19 Activity and Vaccine, and National Cathedral project.

The report indicated that GH¢1,409,997,719.41 was allocated to the Free Senior High School Programme-SHS/TVET while GH¢797,190,169.55 was pumped into the Fertilizer Subsidy/Planting for Food and Jobs project.

The government spent a total of GHC114,232,072.16 on the BECE/WASSCE subsidy in 2021.

The Auditor-General’s report also stated that the government spent an amount of GHC242,283,846.97 on COVID-19 Free Water during the outbreak, while COVID-19 Activity & Vaccine costs amounted to GHC1,557,846,913.38.

In addition, a total of GH¢142,762,500 was allocated to the controversial National Cathedral project in 2021.

In total, the Auditor-General stated that the government spent GH¢9,197,771,663.74 on its flagship programmes in 2021.

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

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *