Mr Speaker, I just want a confirmation from the Chairman on some of the figures represented in the Report. If you look at page 2 of the Report, the performance in 2014, the figures quoted for Compensation of Employees is GH¢1, 812, 444.00, Goods and Services is GH¢605, 504.00 and Assets is GH¢1, 689, 114.00. It gave a total of GH¢4, 107,062.00 -- that is correct. But if you go to page 3, the same Compensation, Goods and Services and Assets presented in a Table form gave different figures.
They have broken down the Com- pensation of Employees into two, 1 and 2, and if you put the two figures together, it gives you GH¢1,812,947.00, which is different from the GH¢1,812, 444.00. So, I would want a confirmation, why the difference?
Now, for Goods and Services, on the Table, it is now GH¢605, 000 while in page 2, it is GH¢605,504.00. So, there is a difference there as well. Also, the Assets, there is a difference of one, because in the Table, it is GH¢1, 689,115.00. But on page 2, it is GH¢1, 689, 114.00. So, the Chairman should take that on board.
Then also, if you go to page 5 under paragraph 7.0:
“… the Committee observed that the National Media Commission was allocated GH¢4,107,062 for its programmes for 2014. For the year 2015, the Commission has been allocated an amount of GH¢2,899,648.00, which shows a considerable decrease of about 141% over the GH¢4,107,062 allocated in 2014.”
I would want to know how they arrived at that percentage of 141 because if you subtract the GH¢2,899,648.00 from the GH¢4,107,062, you will have about GH¢1.2. And if you express that GH¢1.2 over the
2014 amount of GH¢4,107,062, you will arrive at 29.39 per cent. How did it come to 141 per cent? Those corrections should be made in the Report, so that we do not have inconsistencies in the Report.