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A Plus taunts govt over Special Devt Ministry’s budget

Musician A Plus has waded into the controversial 2018 budget of the ministry for Special Development Initiatives approved by Parliament. According to him, the claim by the minister Hawa Koomson  that the initial GHC800,000 allotted for the creation of a budget was a mistake is not convincing enough. The budget …

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Parliament approves 2018 budget without Minority

Parliament has approved the 2018 budget statement presented to the House by Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta three weeks ago. The Minority, however, abstained from voting to approve the budget, according to Starr News’ Parliamentary correspondent Ibrahim Alhassah. The National Democratic Congress (NDC) MPs have always insisted the finance minister breached …

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2018 Budget a shopping list – IFS’ Kusi

The Executive Director of the Institute of Fiscal Studies (IFS) Prof. Newman Kusi has described the 2018 Budget as a “Shopping list of Development”. He said next year’s economic statement is similar to the 2017 version with little addition and lacks details. “The 2018 budget seems to rehearse many of …

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NHIS crawling for a take-off – Agyemang Manu

Health Minister Dr. Kwaku Agyemang Manu has said the National Health Insurance Scheme is about taking off after it was left gasping for breath under the Mahama administration. According to him, prudent decisions and actions taken by the Akufo-Addo government since they took over in December have drastically changed the …

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Go to court to withdraw 2018 Budget – Majority

The majority in parliament has dared its Minority counterpart to head to court over claim Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta breached financial regulation in reviewing the 2017 budget without recourse to Parliament. The Minority is demanding the withdrawal of the 2018 budget from the House over the claims. Speaking during a …

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Withdraw 2018 budget – Minority to govt – Starr Fm

The Minority in Parliament has called on government to withdraw the 2018 budget statement presented to Parliament by the Finance minister Ken Ofori-Atta last week. According to the Minority spokesperson on Finance,  Cassiel Ato Forson, government revised the 2017 budget without Parliamentary approval hence the need for the withdrawal of …

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2018 budget can’t be shown to IMF – Adongo – Starr Fm

The Member of Parliament for Bolgatanga Central Isaac Adongo has said the 2018 budget is riddled with so many inaccuracies and unrealistic targets that it cannot be shown to the International Monetary Fund – which is in a credit facility arrangement with Ghana. According to him, the promise by the …

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It’s laudable to create jobs – Starr Fm

A former Minister of Finance Seth Terkper is backing government’s drive to create more jobs in 2018. The government has dubbed the 2018 Economic Policy Statement as “Adwuma Budget” aimed at dealing with the canker of the age-old unemployment. In commending the New Patriotic Party government, Mr. Terkper suggested to …

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Terkper taunts govt for borrowing – Starr Fm

Former Finance minister Seth Terkper is mocking the Akufo-Addo government for still borrowing despite assurances, while in opposition, that they would not borrow for development when in government. According to the Central Bank, the total public debt for the country as at May this year reached ¢137 billion putting the …

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2018 is year of jobs – Ofori-Atta – Starr Fm

The Minister of Finance Ken Ofori-Atta has assured Ghanaians jobs will flow in 2018 following the prudent measures which have been outlined in next year’s Budget Statement and Economic Policy. Mr. Ofori-Atta noted over the past 10 months, the Akufo-Addo-led administration has delivered on its promises, adding 2018 will witness …

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