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Ghana’s debt burden reduced – Ofori Atta – Starr Fm

Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta has said government through prudent management of the economy successfully reduced the country’s debt burden. “This was achieved as a result of a reduction in the fiscal deficit and a policy of debt re-profiling,” he stated Wednesday during his presentation of the 2018 budget. “Consequently,” he …

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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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Tax holiday for under-35 Entrepreneurs – Starr Fm

The government has announced a tax holiday for Ghanaian entrepreneurs who are 35 years and below. The aim is to encourage the young generation to start their own businesses while “creating a supportive ecosystem for young Ghanaian entrepreneurs.” “As a further commitment to creating a supportive ecosystem for young Ghanaian …

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4,577MW added to power generation – Ofori-Atta – Starr Fm

Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta has indicated that government in 2017 added a total of 445MW of power  to the country’s installed generation capacity, bringing the total installed capacity to 4,577MW in 2017. While presenting the 2018 budget on Wednesday, 15 November Mr. Ofori-Atta said: “In 2018, Government will increase the …

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Energy sector bond highest in Africa – Ofori Atta – Starr Fm

Finance Minister Ken Ofori Atta has said government raised GHC4.87billion – over $1billion-  from the largely undersubscribed $2.5billiom energy sector bond, making it the highest energy bond on the continent. The minority in Ghana’s parliament at a recent news conference said Ghana following the under subscription of the seven-year bond …

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Ofori-Atta Presents 2018 budget today – Starr Fm

Minister of Finance Ken Ofori-Atta is expected to present the 2018 Budget and Economic Policy Statement to Parliament today, Wednesday, 15 November, 2017. Ministries, Departments and Agencies will attract a mass of government funds while infrastructure development will receive a smaller fraction in the 2018 budget which the Finance Minister …

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2018 Budget must propel rapid economic growth – GN Research – Starr Fm

In March 2017, the Minister of Finance, Mr Ken Ofori-Atta, presented the budget for the 2017 fiscal year which was dominated by tax reforms aimed at growing the private sector and debt management measures to create fiscal space for spending. Other policies in the 2017 budget includes, One Village One …

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55 factories for 1-district-1-factory by end 2017 – Ofori-Atta – Starr Fm

The Minister of Finance Ken Ofori-Atta has said government will start the implementation of the one-district-one-factory policy with 55 factories by the end of 2017. This, according to him, will provide some 80,000 employments to the teeming unemployed youth in the country. Mr. Ofori-Atta disclosed this Monday July 31, …

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Ofori-Atta presents mid-year budget review today – Starr Fm

Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta is expected to present the mid-year budget review statement and Economic Policy to Parliament today  July 31, 2017 . This will be the second time the finance minister will be appearing in parliament to submit a budget statement since his appointment Ahead of the presentation, the …

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Ken Ofori-Atta presents Review Budget Monday – Starr Fm

Finance Minister Mr Ken Ofori-Atta is expected to present the mid-year review of the Budget Statement and Economic Policy of the government for the 2017 financial year to Parliament Monday, July 31, 2017. The Majority Leader, Mr Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu, disclosed on Friday while submitting the business statement for next …

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