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“2019 has been a very good year for Ghana,” says Ken Ofori Atta.

Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta, says; the year 2019 has been “a very good year for Ghana as this was evident in the growth recorded in the various sectors of the economy.

Mr Ofori-Atta while in Parliament to present the 2020 Budget to Parliament acknowledged that there were challenges however, the government managed to achieve significant structure changes of the economy.”

The Minister’s Budget presentation on behalf of President Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, is in accordance with Article 179 of the 1992 Constitution.

Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia is in the House, alongside many dignitaries including representatives of political parties, Members of the Diplomatic Corps, Development Partners, Civil Society Groups, Traditional Rulers, the Ghana Trades Union Congress, corporate institutions and student bodies.

Government promised to introduce measures to consolidate its economic gains towards a turnaround, introduce some reliefs, with no new taxes, and building on programmes such as the Free SHS, investment in human resource development, and successes in the payment of arrears of contractors and service providers.

The finance minister, Ofori-Atta said monies needed by the Electoral Commission had been well catered for in order to organise a successful 2020 general polls.

Source: | Ghana

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