The Presidency overspent its budget by GHC75 million, according to the Auditor General’s report on the public account for 2021.
According to the report, the president’s office has been allocated GHC 82,970,658 for compensation expenditures in 2021.
However, according to the A-audit, G’s the president’s office spent GHC 158,011,567, which was GHC 75,040,909 more than the approved figure.
In 2020, the president’s office also exceeded its budgetary allocation, spending GHC 251,807,801 instead of the 79,621,318 approved for compensation.
The report concluded that the central government spent more than 4 billion Ghana cedis compared to what was authorised for worker wages and salaries.
According to the report, the government also spent GH9,197 million on priority programs and interventions for the fiscal year 2021, including 142 million cedis on the widely criticized national cathedral project.