The Finance Ministry has revealed that an amount of GH₵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 GH₵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 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 GH₵25million in March 2022, which was the Government of Ghana’s contribution to the construction of the Cathedral.
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 GH₵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, GH₵10.01 billion was paid as a shortfall in capacity and GH₵4.99 billion was used as excess capacity payments while the remaining GH₵7.31 billion was used for payments to fuel suppliers for the period mentioned.