Ministry of Defence gets GH¢2.1 billion budgetary approval from Parliament

Ministry of Defence gets GH¢2.1 billion budgetary approval from Parliament

- Parliament has approved GH¢2.1 billion for the Ministry of Defence for the 2021 financial year

- It was approved on Thursday, March 25, 2021

- The ministry is expected to invest in the expansion of the 37 military hospital and other projects

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Parliament has approved the sum of GH¢2,102,103,946 for the Ministry of Defence for the 2021 financial year.

It was approved on Thursday, March 25, 2021.

The Finance Committee of Parliament, in its recommendation to the plenary, entreated the House to urge the Government to initiate steps to address the huge shortfalls.

Ministry of Defence gets GH¢2.1 billion budgetary approval from Parliament
Ministry of Defence gets GH¢2.1 billion budgetary approval from Parliament Photo credit: Graphic.com.gh
Source: UGC

The ministry is expected to invest the funds aside its core objectives in the expansion of the 37 Military Hospital.

It will also see to the construction of the Tamale Military Hospital and the procurement of parachutes and paratechs and recommendations to the men.

"Out of the total budgetary allocation to the Ghana Armed Forces Programme, Gh¢1,204,708,520 representing 70 percent is allocated to the General Headquarters, as the General Headquarters (Armed Forces Administration) sub-program ranks the highest among the sub-program under Ghana Armed Forces.”

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An amount of GH¢206, 534,280 representing 12 percent of the Ghana Armed Forces programme is allocated to land operations.

Naval operations received GH¢101,989,960 representing six per cent of the Ghana Armed Forces allocation.

Air operations sub-program is also allocated with GH¢96, 430,916 representing six per cent of the Ghana Armed Forces programme budget.

An amount of GH¢93,311,867 representing 5.4 percent of the Ghana Armed Forces Programme is allocated the Military Health Service.

The Defence Advisors Sub-program has been allocated GH¢10,063,590, which represents 0.6 per cent of the Ghana Armed Forces programme’s entire budget.

In other news, the Finance Minister-designate Ken Ofori-Atta has revealed that since he took charge of the finance ministry in 2017, he has never for once taken his monthly salary.

Ofori-Atta added that he has never for once taken other financial entitlements and compensations in his capacity as the finance minister.

Ofori Atta made this revelation at his vetting before the Appointments Committee in Parliament on Thursday, March 25, 2021.

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