Between March 2020 and June 2022, the Government of Ghana spent approximately half of the COVID-19-related monies raised to fight the epidemic on “budget support.” According to a newly published Auditor General’s report, the government spent GH10 billion of the GH21,844,189,185.24 that the State mobilized to fight the pandemic.
Only GH11,750,683,059.11, according to the report’s records, was spent by the government to combat the virus. The remainder was used to support the budget.
“Of the GH21,844,189,185.24 that was mobilized, 11,750,683,059.11 went toward Covid-19 activities and the remaining sum was used for budget support. On Covid-19 activities, we noted that GH¢8,658,496,124.96 was spent in 2020, GH¢3,084,311,725.45 in 2021, and GH¢7,875,208.70 in 2022 to mitigate the impact of coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic in Ghana,” portions of the report read.
The A-G report also revealed that between March 2020 and June 2022, the Ghanaian government spent $80 million on the purchase of COVID-19 vaccines.
But delivery of the immunizations to the nation has subsequently been delayed. According to Section 16 of the Audit Service Act, 2000 (Act 584) for submission to Parliament, the special audit report has been created. It included information on the numerous expenditures that Ministries, Departments, and Agencies made during the time period in question.