Thursday , 9 February 2023

Glory be to God – Ablakwa rejoices over rejection of GH¢80m Nat’l Cathedral budget

North Tongu Member of Parliament Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa has congratulated his colleague opposition lawmakers for the rejection of the GHS80million budgetary allocation for the national cathedral project.

Minority members on the Trade, Industry and Tourism Committee of Parliament won by a majority decision to reject the GH¢80 million additional budgetary allocation for the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture for the National Cathedral of Ghana.

The allocation was contained in the Appropriations Bill of the 2023 fiscal policy.

According to Ranking Member on the Committee Emmanuel Armah-Kofi Buah, officials of the Ministry failed to convince them about the allocation and also account for the over GH¢300 million already spent on the project.

He said officials of the Ministry of Finance could also not give ample reason for the allocation.

The Minority members on the Committee, therefore, called for voting to decide the matter.

As of the time of voting, they were more than the Majority members.

The Minority, therefore, won by an 11-10 majority votes.

Commenting on this in a tweet, Mr Ablakwa said “Congratulations to my gallant NDC MP colleagues on the joint committee of Trade and Sports for defeating the outrageous and sleazy GHS80million Cathedral budgetary allocation by a crunch 11-10 victory a few minutes ago. Glory be to God for helping us with this sweet victory.”

By Laud Nartey||Ghana

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