Alarm Blow: Presidency Blows ₵63 Million On Foreign Travels In 9 Months

A Daily Graphic report indicates that  approximately ¢63M was spent on just foreign travels and other related expenses in only 9months.

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This is according to documents presented to Parliament by the Office of Government Machinery as part of budget estimates.

The breakdown of the expenditure indicates that the about GH₵63 million was spent on foreign trips, GH₵5.8 million on hotel accommodation and GH₵1.9 million on refreshments while GH₵68.9 million was spent on operational enhancement expenses.

The office of government machinery is currently requesting Parliament to approve GH₵5 billion to finance its activities for 2020.

Last year, Parliament approved a total of GH₵1.5 billion for government’s machinery.

Below is a breakdown of expenses made by the Office of Government Machinery

  • Printed machinery and stationery – GH₵1,688,942
  • Office facilities and accessories – GH₵ 6,552,061.89
  • Telecommunications – GH₵1, 836,706.96
  • Maintenance and repair of vehicles – GH₵5.9million
  • Foreign travel cost and expenses – GH₵62,578, 224.08
  • Hotel accommodation – GH₵5, 855,000.95
  • Refreshment – GH₵1, 980,025.23
  • Official national celebrations – GH₵520,420.24
  • Operational enhancement expenses – GH₵68,908,226.13
  • Rentals of office and residential accommodation – GH₵903,455.89
  • Fuel and lubricants – GH₵4, 899, 190

Culled from Daily Graphic

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