The Ministry of Finance has released GHc55,455,377.83 for the conduct of the 2014 District Assembly elections across the country.
However, the Ministry denied media reports that the Electoral Commission (EC) has postponed the District Assembly Elections because no funds had been released for the conduct of the elections.
A statement issued by the sector ministry stated emphatically that the Ministry has released a total of GH¢55,455,377.83 which is US$24,205,752.00 dollar equivalent to the EC by the Ministry’s letter dated January 28, 2014 on the subject matter.
‘The amount released is in respect of the EC’s request to procure biometric machines, update, maintain and support data centre’s hardware and software and the maintenance of wide area network,’ said the statement.
The Ministry called to an end the controversy surrounding the release of funds to the EC for the conduct of 2014 district level elections.