The embattled 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.
When he went before the Ad hoc Committee on Friday to answer questions about the censure motion against him, he stated that the National Cathedral is “100% owned by the state and is not the President’s cathedral as claimed by the proponents.”
Regarding the costs associated with the contentious project, he claimed 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 numerous pieces of proof to back up his assertions.
“As was the custom prior to my tenure, expenditures for the National Cathedral were made from the contingency vault under the vault for other government responsibilities.
“I’d like to give a number of copies of payments from the contingency vault that go back to 2015.
He continued, “Honorable co-chairs, I am fully aware of the approval procedures for use of the contingency funds as Finance Minister, and I have not violated its requirements.