The West African Examination Council (WAEC) has disclosed that it has only received ₵47.125M as part payment of the ₵93 million debt being owed by the Government of Ghana.

According to WAEC, even what it has received is a Warrant and not payment.

The Minority Chief Whip, Frank Annoh-Dompreh revealed in Parliament today, Friday, June 21, 2024 that the Government has released an amount of 80 million cedis as part payment of 93 million cedis debt owed WAEC.

WAEC had signaled the $3 million debt had put the upcoming BECE in limbo as a result of lack of funds.

MP for Bole-Bamboi speaking in Parliament during the presentation of the report of the Education Committee on the National Service Authority Bill under a certificate of urgency questioned why government was not treating the debt to WAEC with same sense of urgency.

Majority chief whip and MP for Nsawam-Addoagyiri, Frank Annoh-Dompreh in a response revealed the government has released some funds to cover a substantial part of the debt.

But the Public Affairs Director of WAEC, John Kapi in an interview with Starr News said the document they’ve received from the government does not confirm the ₵80million payment claim made by the Majority Chief Whip.

“As we speak, we have received a warrant for ₵47.125M from the government. So that is what we have documented. This warrant is simply a piece of paper, we are yet to process it through the GIFMIS for it to become cash and then we can also put it to use. The documents we have  do not state 80 million cedis, as I mentioned, it is a warrant of ₵47.125M.”