THE PUBLIC NEEDS TO KNOW WHAT THEIR PALIAMENTARIANS APPROVED 135 MILLION ON TRAVEL EXPENSES

The Parliamentarians did not only approve the allocation of 86 Million Dalasi from the National budget to finance National celebrations, they also approved the allocation of 136 Million Dalasi for travel expenses such as the salaries of crew, insurance cover and air ticket for the Office of the President which received the lion share of the supplementary budget with an allocation amounting to 459 Million Dalasi.

It is very clear that what has been approved just for additional travel expenses of the Office of the President is more than the sum allocated to many Ministries .

According to the Budget Appropriation Report for 2014, the following allocations were made

National Assembly                                                                    63, 126,718

Judiciary                                                                                      64,896,994

Independent Electoral Commission                                             9,218,640

Public Service Commission                                                         4,994,079

National Audit office                                                                               21,353,843

Ministry of Tourism and Culture                                                18,501,822

Ministry of Justice                                                                      46,308.958

Pensions and Gratuities                                                              98,342,649

Ombudsman                                                                               18,311,180

Miscellaneous                                                                  50,420,000

Ministry of Lands & Reg. Government                                      45,879,340

 

Ministry of Trade.Regional integration and Employment       67,981,727

Ministry of Youth & Sports                                                       36,259,340

Ministry of Environment Parks and Wildlife                           31,065,629

Ministry of information, Communication infrastructure            20,211,598

Ministry of Fisheries and Water Resource                                 37,254,997

Ministry of Energy                                                                    19,759,460

Ministry of Petroleum                                                               11,648,410