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'We are not there yet but Akufo-Addo is moving Ghana forward' – Ofori-Atta

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The Akufo-Addo led government is delivering on its mandate according to the Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta.

He said, even though, “we are not there yet…we have eased the impact of the hardship”

Mr Ofori-Atta made this known while presenting the 2019 budget statement in Parliament, Thursday.

Wearing his usual all white attire, the Finance Minister gave a long list of problems fixed and interventions made by the Akufo-Addo-led government, indicating that “the nation is moving forward in the right direction”

Some of the problems fixed according to the Finance Minister include:

- A change in management of the economy from incompetence to competence

- Change from micro instability to stability

- Reduction in electricity tariffs

- Reduction in GDP ratio

- Change in dumsor to reliable power

- Change of Cash and carry system to a functioning NHIS system

- Reduction in graduate unemployment through the introduction of government initiatives and interventions.

Meanwhile, the theme for the 2019 budget is "A stronger economy for jobs and prosperity; the third of the Akufo-Addo government"



Source: peacefmonline.com

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