Ghana @60 Assemblies given GHC10,000 each

A statement released by the Controller and Accountant General, Seidu Kotomah, on Friday 2 March said the amount is to support the district assemblies to celebrate Ghana's 60th Independence Anniversary.

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The government has released GHC 10,000 to each of the Municipal, Metropolitan and District Assemblies to support the Ghana at 60 celebrations.

A statement released by the Controller and Accountant General, Seidu Kotomah, on Friday 2 March said the amount is to support the district assemblies to celebrate Ghana's 60th Independence Anniversary.

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“The Controller and Accountant General wishes to inform all metropolitan, municipal and district assemblies that an amount of GHS 10,000.00 (ten thousand Ghana cedis) each has been transferred into the Sub Consolidated Fund (Sub CF) account of the assemblies. This amount is to support the district assemblies to celebrate Ghana’s 60th Independence Anniversary," the statement said.

The statement added: "Management of the assemblies should note that this amount is part of the outstanding disbursement of the District Assemblies Common Fund.

"In view of the above, the District Assemblies’ Common Fund administrator is being requested to deduct same amount from the outstanding payments of the Common Fund for each assembly before transferring the balance to them.”

A number of organisations and individuals have being contributing towards the Independence celebrations.

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The Ghana Chamber of Mines, UMB, OminiBank, Unibank among others have all donated towards the celebration.

Government is said to be planning to build community libraries with the funds.

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