The National Cathedral Secretariat will not be receiving its allocation in the 2023 budget.

Parliament’s select committee on Trade, Industry and Tourism has by majority decision rejected the 80 million cedis allocation to the secretariat.

The committee last week suspended consideration of the budget estimates in demand of answers from officials of the secretariat regarding utilisation of past allocations.

According to ranking member for the committee, Emmanuel Kofi Armah Buah the minority members of the committee were not satisfied with the answers thus decided to shoot it down.

The NDC MPs by 11-10 majority decision rejected the allocation.

The majority side could not marshal its numbers at the committee sitting. The budget estimate for the Tourism ministry was however approved but without the Cathedral allocation.

A section of the public has questioned the allocation given the economic crisis the country finds itself in.

OccupyGhana, and other pressure groups alike, have recommended that the government suspends all public expenditures on the cathedral considering that the country is going through an economic crisis.

Source: Ghana/ Fm