The beleaguered Finance Minister claims that Ghana owns the contentious National Cathedral project entirely.
President Akufo-Addo does not own the project, contrary to what some people have said, according to Ken Ofori-Atta.
He claims that Ghanaians, not the President, will reap the project’s entire rewards.
“National Cathedral is 100 per cent owned by the state and is not the President’s cathedral as described by the proponents,” He mentioned this when he came before the Ad hoc Committee on Friday to hear the motion for censure against him.
Regarding the costs associated with the contentious project, he said he had not broken any laws.
He revealed that the funds that were used for the project came from the contingency vault.
He claims that this method is not novel because it was also used by the former Mahama-led government.
Mr. Ofori-Atta claimed to have several pieces of proof to back up his assertions.
“Expenditures in respect of the National Cathedral were made from the contingency vault under the other government obligations vault as has been the practice before my tenure.
“I have several copies of payments from the contingency vault dating back to 2015 to share.
He said, “Honorable co-chairs, I am well aware of the approval processes for use of the contingency funds as Finance Minister, and I have not violated its criteria.
Source: Ghanatodayonline.com/Louis Gyamerah