The Bank of Ghana gave UT Bank GHC860 million and Capital Bank GHC610 million as liquidity support.
The total amount given to these 2 banks is GHC1.41 billion.
Ghana could use this money for several things which will benefit people and also help the Akufo-Addo government realise some of their campaign promises.
Below are some of the things Ghana could have used the money for.
• Purchase ambulances
A fully fitted ambulance cost GHC500,000. This means the government could have bought 2,940 ambulances with the money.
• Build fully equipped 120-bed district hospitals
The price of one fully equipped 120-bed district hospitals is GHC150 million. This means the government could construct 10 of such facilities
One incubator is selling at GHC240,000. GHC1.41 billion could buy 6,125 incubators.
• Build Komfo Anokye maternity
Until the first lady, Mrs Akufo-Addo took it upon herself to help complete a maternity block at the Komfo Anokye Hospital, all they needed was 334,957,000 to complete the structure.
The construction of the maternity block began in 1974. It took Mrs Akufo-Addo’s support to complete it.
• Affordable housing units
A three-room affordable housing unit costs, averagely, GHC60,000. GHC141 billion can provide 2,350 million houses for Ghanaians.