The Finance Minister, Ken Ofori Atta in accordance with Article 179 of the 1992 constitution and section 21 of the Public Financial Management Act, 2016 (Act 921) presented the 2022 Budget Statement and Economic Policy of government in Parliament on Wednesday, 17th November, 2021.
During his presentation, Ken Ofori-Atta mentioned that the president was fully aware of the challenges of Ghanaians, adding that thoughts of the economic plight of Ghanaians keep the president awake at night.
He further enumerated policies and strategies to achieve the government’s goal of alleviating the suffering of the populace and strengthening the fundamentals of the economy.
“Mr Speaker, we are under no illusions as to the economic challenges facing our country today. How to ease the sufferings of Ghanaians, transform the economy to create jobs and share the expected wealth across all households, such as providing security and education, keeps the president awake at night.
“How to broaden the revenue base, keep a grip on expenditure, protect the public purse and at the same time build with urgency the needed infrastructure, collecting revenue, managing our debt and expenditure commitments, and paying the bills to stimulate economic activity are the orders he has given to us, his Ministers and other appointees, to carry out over the next three years,” he said.
Below is a draft copy of his speech
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