Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta presented before the Parliament Finance Committee the Coronavarius Alleviation Program expenditure, in which he indicated that the government was going to allocate GHS1.2 billion to relief Ghanaians of the socio-economic impact of the pandemic.

Detail of the GHS1.2 billion includes the amount spent on the provision of food and water to affected areas during the lockdown in some part of Greater Accra, Ashanti Region and Kasoa.

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The Minister indicated that an amount of GHS40 million was allocated for the provision of food packages and hot meals to be distributed to the vulnerable groups affected by the lockdown.

Also, GHS40.3 million was allocated to the Ghana Buffer Stock Company for the supply of dry food to support vulnerable communities in lockdown areas

A further 200 million GHS was allocated to provide water and sanitation, including employing the services of both state and private-owned water tanker supplies to ensure water supply to all vulnerable communities.

The Minority in Parliament has rejected the expenses calling it factually inaccurate.

They have also petitioned the Auditor General for a special probe of the expenditure.

The Minority which is doubting the accuracy of the expenses has also alleged that some officials of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) sold some of the relief items meant for the poor to the public.

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