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National Cathedral: GHS339M disbursed so far – Finance Ministry

National Cathedral
Ghana's National Cathedral

The Finance Ministry has revealed that an amount of ¢339,003,064.86 has been released for the construction of the National Cathedral so far.

The Ministry also added that a total amount of ¢113,040,654.86 has been paid to the consulting firm for the construction of the Cathedral, Messers Sir David Adjaye, and Associates.

This was contained in a document from the Finance Ministry to the parliamentary Adhoc Committee based on a request for the total amount spent by the Government on the National Cathedral.

According to the Ministry, the latest amount spent was ¢25million in March 2022, which was the Government of Ghana’s contribution to the construction of the Cathedral.

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The Committee also demanded that Mr. Ken Ofori-Atta provides the total amount paid to the consulting firm, Messers Sir David Adjaye, and Associates, a clarification of the total energy sector payments to Independent Power Producers (IPPs) and the total debt accumulated prior to 2020.

In relation to amounts paid to IPPs, the Ministry said a total amount of ¢17.31 billion was paid. The IPPs which received these payments include; Karpower, Cenpower, Amandi Energy, Sunon Asogli, Ameri Energy, and AKSA.

Out of the amount, ¢10.01 billion was paid as a shortfall in capacity and ¢4.99 billion was used as excess capacity payments while the remaining ¢7.31 billion was used for payments to fuel suppliers for the period mentioned.

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