Ofori-Atta presents 2018 budget statement today

Minister of Finance Ken Ofori-Atta is expected to present the 2018 Budget and Economic Policy Statement to Parliament today, Wednesday, 15 November.

Ahead of the presentation, some labour experts are expecting a job-driven budget to employ millions of jobless Ghanaians after the government having stabilised the economy in the first year in office.

It is believed that government will allocate GHS1.2 billion to the implementation of the Free Senior High School (SHS) programme in 2018 as it plans to expand coverage to continuing students.

The government will also sink GHS480 million into payment of allowances to teacher and nurse trainees.

Government also intends to allocate GHS150 million to the Zongo Development Fund (ZDF).

Other areas the Minister is expected to address include health, agriculture, government’s One-District-One-Factory programme, taxes, industrial reforms and major macroeconomic factors, among others.

 

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