The Minority in Parliament is billed to hold a meeting today,November, 13, 2017 ahead of Wednesday’s presentation of the 2018 Budget Statement and Fiscal Policy.
President Akufo-Addo has said the 2018 budget statement and fiscal policy will focus largely on job creation.
The President said the budget will give meaning to his government’s industrialization agenda which primarily focuses on the creation of jobs.
This would be the second budget of the Akufo-Addo administration to be presented by the Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta, after his first in March 2017, christened the Asempa budget.
NDC Member of Parliament for Ningo Prampram, Sam George, said the meeting later today will highlight some of the lapses in last year’s Budget and assess the country’s economy.
“…We are Ghanaians and we know of expectations of what the government should be telling us. We know what the economic situation of this country is today. We are putting all of this out so that it will aid the government in ensuring that as a country we have a more realistic budget that appeals to the needs of our constituents.”
“This is supposed to be seen as a novelty where the minority seeks to highlight the challenges that we see in the economy and go as far as proffer some solutions and policy alternatives hopeful that the government will be listening enough and caring enough to take on board in good faith, the suggestions that we will be making,” he told Accra-based Citi FM.