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Agenda 111: We’ve not spent any amount on project yet, says Finance Ministry

The Finance Ministry has refuted claims suggesting the government has already spent GHC600 million prior to the commencement of the Agenda 111 project

The Ministry of Finance has rejected claims by the minority in Parliament suggesting that the government has already spent GHC 600 million on its flagship Agenda 111 project.

The explanation follows calls on the government to explain how it allegedly utilised the amount even before sod cutting for the project.

The Finance Ministry in a statement said the amount has been released into the project account but has not yet been utilised.

“In 2020, GHC 600 million was released to the Health Infrastructure Account at Bank of Ghana (BoG) to support the implementation of the District and Regional Hospital Projects. This is the equivalent of the US$100 million as announced by government and will be disbursed to contractors in accordance with the project work plan,” the statement said.

“The said amount had been released into the project account at the BoG but not utilised yet. Project commencement has just begun. So far, only GH£36million has been released as part of pre-construction mobilisation,” the statement added.

Below is the full statement

 

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