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Ghana: Government spends GH 5.24 million on Ghana@60 celebrations


The Ministry of Finance has disclosed that the nation had so far spent an amount  of GH 5.24 million cedis on the Ghana at 60 independence day celebrations.

The amount according to him is made of GH 3.1 million from Government sources and GH  2.16 from the Districts Assemblies Common Fund ( DACF) .

A Deputy Minister for Finance , Kwaku Kwateng, disclosed this in Parliament on Thursday in response to a question standing in the name of the Member of Parliament for  Juaboso, who wanted to know how much the nation spent on the celebrations.

He told the House that a total amount of GH 5.26 million  was released by the Ministry for the celebrations, out of which an amount GH 3.0 million went to the office of the Chief of Staff at the Ghana @ 60 Secretariat, whilst GH 100,000 and GH 2.16 million went to the 10 Regional Coordinating Councils and some 216 districts assemblies respectively.

He informed members that “actual disbursement according to the Office  of  the Chief of Staff indicated that a total amount of GH 5.24 million out of the amount was released”

He promised to provide members with further  information on the expenditure on the celebrations.

President Akufo-Addo prior to the celebrations  launched a 30-member committee chaired by Ken Amankwah, to plan for the country’s  Diamond Jubilee.

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