It would also develop and promulgate a comprehensive state vehicle fleet management policy. It would also develop a website, finalise draft organisational manual and prepare a Scheme of Service for the office.
State Enterprises Commission
The Commission plans to organise and sign performance contracts with forty- three (43) state owned enterprises. It would also conduct monitoring visits and prepare evaluation reports to all the state owned enterprises.
The Commission would organise Corporate Governance workshops for the newly appointed Board Members and Chief Executives. It would also train its staff and integrate the database of all forty-three (43) state owned enterprises.
Savannah Accelerated Development Authority (SADA)
SADA plans to establish a development office to aid in resource mobilisation and to oversee the implementation of the Authority's master plan in accordance with government priorities.
SADA would plan aggressively to market the priority investment projects and to strengthen capacity for investment promotion and resolving problems on the ground.
The Authority would roll out an e- ADAPP in collaboration with MoFA and others and pursue investments into strategic agriculture infrastructure.
SADA hopes to secure support for the construction of its offices and expand its capacity to support the implementation of
its master plan and the delivery of government priority projects.
Total Expenditure outturn for 2016
The Committee observed from the Annual Estimates for 2016, that the total expenditure as at 31st December, 2016 stood at one billion, three hundred and six million, three hundred and twenty-five thousand and seventy-six Ghana cedis twenty-three pesewas (GH¢l,306,325,076.23) as against an approved budget of seven hundred and nineteen million, one hundred and eight thousand, nine hundred and eleven Ghana cedis (GH¢719,108,911).
The technical team explained that the excess expenditure were in respect of a number of Agencies such as the National Security, Bureau of National Investigation (BNI) and Research Department which used to be under the Office of Government Machinery in 2016.
As a result of policy changes, these Agencies are no longer under the OGM and therefore their Budgets are no longer part of the 2017 budget. The agencies would also account for their expenditure for 2016 under the Ministries that would supervise them. It was therefore prudent to take them out of the OGM in order avoid double counting.
Programmes under the Office of Government Machinery
The Committee was informed that out of the Budgetary allocation of one billion, five hundred and sixty million, nine hundred and twenty-six thousand, six hundred and seventy-two Ghana cedis (GH¢1,560,926,672) a total amount of one billion, eighty-two million, eight hundred and seventy-six thousand, six hundred and nine Ghana cedis (GH¢1,082,876,609) (representing 69.4%) has been allocated for capital expenditure.
Out of this capital Expenditure allocation, a total amount of nine hundred and ninety-two million, eight hundred and
seventy-six thousand, six hundred and ten Ghana cedis (GH¢992,876,610) has been specifically allocated to finance the unlisted Social Intervention Programmes:
One District One Factory -- GH¢433,435,120
Small Business Development -- GH¢104,786,513
Agric Inputs -- GH¢ 66,682,326
One Village One Dam -- GH¢ 89,723,825
Water for all Projects -- GH¢ 44,561,913
Sanitation Projects -- GH¢ 44,861,913
Zongo Development Fund -- GH¢ 208,525,000
Capital Expenditure for the Twenty-Two Agencies
The Committee was informed that a total amount of ninety million Ghana de- dis (GH¢90, 000,000) has been allocated to all the twenty-two (22) cost centers under the OGM for their CAPEX. This amount represents the balance left after deducting the nine hundred and ninety- two million, eight hundred and seventy- six thousand, six hundred and ten Ghana cedis (GH¢992,876,610) for social intervention programmes from the Capital expenditure budget of one billion, eighty- two million, eight hundred and seventy- six thousand , six hundred and nine Ghana cedis (GH¢1,082,876,609).
The Deputy Chief of Staff informed the Committee that in view of the quantum of the balance, the Office has directed that the entire amount be held at the Office of the Chief of Staff. Agencies that require assets may make an application to the Chief of Staff. He expressed the view that in this way, the utilisation of the money would be more beneficial to the office.
Payment of critical items
The committee was informed that a total amount of three hundred and eighty- eight million, four hundred and seventy eight thousand, five hundred and forty- five thousand Ghana cedis (GH¢388, 478,545.00) was allocated for Goods and Services under Government of Ghana (GoG) Funds.
The Deputy Chief of staff indicated that the Office was faced with the payment of critical items. These were made up of outstanding scholarship payments and the Counterpart Funding for MCA Compact II. Provision has also been made for the new ministers under the office as well as other important commitments.
The Committee was informed that in view of the critical nature of these items, a total amount of three hundred and twenty- six million, six hundred and eighty-six thousand, nine hundred and thirty-one Ghana cedis (GH¢326,686,931) was allocated from the Goods and Services vote for the items as follows:
Scholarships -- GH¢203,533,267
Counterpart Funding for -- GH¢ 20,000,000
MCA Compact II New Ministers at the Presidency -- GH¢ 7,000,000
Infrastructure for Poverty Eradication Programme -- GH¢ 18,469,289
One District One factory -- GH¢ 22,812,375
Zongo Development Fund -- GH¢10,975,000
National Entrepreneurship and Innovation programme -- GH¢43,900,000
Total -- GH¢326,686,931