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The government diverts GHS80 million originally intended for the National Cathedral towards the Communication and Road sectors.

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The government diverts GHS80 million originally intended for the National Cathedral towards the Communication and Road sectors.

The contentious GHS80 million that had been earmarked for the construction of the National Cathedral has been redirected by the government into the Communication and Road sectors, according to TV3’s Parliamentary correspondent Komla Klutse, who reported this after witnessing the approved motion during the debate on the 2023 budget statement on Wednesday, December 21. Klutse was present during the debate on the budget statement for 2023.

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Earlier, on Tuesday, December 20, the Ranking Member on the joint committee of Trade, Industry, and Tourism, Emmanuel Armah-Kofi Buah, dedicated a Minority voting decision to reject the budget estimates for the building of the National Cathedral as captured in the 2023 budget statement to the Ghanaian people. This decision was the result of a vote by the minority.

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He said that the judgment was a win for all Ghanaians since prior allocations to the project were not adequately accounted for. He claimed this was the reason for the decision.

 

Therefore, the GH80 million budget for the project’s continuance was rejected by a vote of 11 Minority MPs to 10 Majority MPs.

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Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, a representative for North Tongu, commented on this event by saying, “Government obligated to withdraw and reallocate the obscene and bogus GHS80million for President Akufo-Cathedral Addo’s to the Roads and Communications sectors.

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