Investigative report reveals excess of GHc3 billion spent by Mahama’s government in 2016

Investigative report reveals excess of GHc3 billion spent by Mahama’s government in 2016

- Budgetary allocation for the General Government Services unit in 2016 was GHc2,988,826,659

- However, GH¢ 6,103,994,114 was spent; over 100% of the initially approved amount

An investigative report by iWatch Africa, an anti-corruption organization, has revealed that the John Dramani Mahama-led government spent GH¢ 3,115,167,455 in excess of their 2016 budget.

John Mahama’s government overspent 2016 budget by GHc3 billion – report

John Mahama, former president of Ghana

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The report further indicated that the report of the Auditor-General with respect to the Consolidated Fund showed that GHc2,988,826,659 was allocated to the General Government Services; however, the amount actually used was GH¢ 6,103,994,114.

The excess was reported to have used for goods and services, though further details were unavailable. The difference is over 100% of the initial amount allotted to the unit.

The Auditor-General has consequently been empowered to retrieve all such funds alleged to have been misappropriated.

He has again been authorized to ensure that orders are enforced with respect to instances of criminal prosecution, if need be.

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Source: Yen.com.gh

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