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'Government remains strongly committed to growing the economy' - Ghana News Agency;

'Government remains strongly committed to growing the economy' - Ghana News Agency

Ghana News Agency'Government remains strongly committed to growing the economy'Ghana News AgencyAccra, July 31, GNA - Mr Ken Ofori Atta, the Finance Minister, on Monday said despite the measures being taken to maintain fiscal discipline, government will strongly forge ahead to growing the economy and deliver services to strategic allocations ...and more »

'Government is on course with the fight against galamsey' - Ghana News Agency;

'Government is on course with the fight against galamsey' - Ghana News Agency

Ghana News Agency'Government is on course with the fight against galamsey'Ghana News AgencyAccra, July 31, GNA - Mr Ken Ofori Atta, the Finance Minister, said due to government's resolve to fight illicit mining, most of the rivers that were polluted are being reversed to their normal state despite the challenges. He said more than 1,300 ...and more »

Government to eliminate arrears by 2019 - Ofori-Atta - Ghana News Agency;

Government to eliminate arrears by 2019 - Ofori-Atta - Ghana News Agency

Ghana News AgencyGovernment to eliminate arrears by 2019 - Ofori-AttaGhana News AgencyAccra, July 31, GNA - Mr Ken Ofori-Atta, the Minister of Finance, has announced that government plans to eliminate all its arrears by end of 2019 following the result of an audit of the outstanding commitment generated as at end 2016. He, however, gave ...and more »

Four core textbooks for all 1st year SHS students - Ghana News Agency;

Four core textbooks for all 1st year SHS students - Ghana News Agency

Ghana News AgencyFour core textbooks for all 1st year SHS studentsGhana News AgencyAccra, July 31, GNA - The Government is to provide four core textbooks for all first year students when the Free Senior High School (SHS) takes off next September, Mr Ken Ofori-Atta, the Finance Minister, announced on Monday. Additionally, there will ...and more »

Government poised to grow an entrepreneurial nation - Ghana News Agency;

Government poised to grow an entrepreneurial nation - Ghana News Agency

Ghana News AgencyGovernment poised to grow an entrepreneurial nationGhana News AgencyAccra, July 31, GNA - Finance Minister, Mr Ken Ofori-Atta, has reaffirmed government's commitment towards making Ghana a leading entrepreneurial nation on the African Continent. He said government was injecting 10 million dollars as a seed-capital into ...and more »

Government begins implementation of flagship programmes in second half of 2017 - Ghana News Agency;

Government begins implementation of flagship programmes in second half of 2017 - Ghana News Agency

Ghana News AgencyGovernment begins implementation of flagship programmes in second half of 2017Ghana News AgencyAccra, July 31, GNA - The Government has successfully laid the foundation for flagship programmes and would start implementing them in the second half of the year (2017). Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta said the focus of the Government in the first ...and more »

Ghana slightly increases her gross international reserves - Ghana News Agency;

Ghana slightly increases her gross international reserves - Ghana News Agency

Ghana News AgencyGhana slightly increases her gross international reservesGhana News AgencyAccra, July 31, GNA - The country's gross international reserves increased slightly in the first half of the year up from US$4.9 billion at the end of December 2016 to US$5.9 billion. This implied that the amount could provide 3.4 months of import ...and more »

Akufo-Addo gov't not first to struggle with revenue generation – Economist - Myjoyonline.com;

Akufo-Addo gov't not first to struggle with revenue generation – Economist - Myjoyonline.com

Myjoyonline.comAkufo-Addo gov't not first to struggle with revenue generation – EconomistMyjoyonline.comAn Economist with the Institute of Fiscal Studies is imploring government to address the issues that militate against effective revenue mobilisation in the country. Leslie Dwight Mensah said the failure of the President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo ...and more »

Economy is making gains on all major fronts - Finance Minister - Ghana News Agency;

Economy is making gains on all major fronts - Finance Minister - Ghana News Agency

Ghana News AgencyEconomy is making gains on all major fronts - Finance MinisterGhana News AgencyAccra, July 31, GNA- Mr Ken Ofori Atta, Minister of Finance, has said the country's macroeconomic indicators are pointing to the right direction, attributing these successes to the various strategies put in place to ensure fiscal stability and growth ...and more »

Headline inflation has been steadily declining - Minster - Ghana News Agency;

Headline inflation has been steadily declining - Minster - Ghana News Agency

Ghana News AgencyHeadline inflation has been steadily declining - MinsterGhana News AgencyAccra, July 31, GNA – Mr Ken Ofori-Atta, Minister of Finance, on Monday, said headline inflation consistently declined from 15.4 per cent in December 2016 to 12.1 per cent in June 2017. He noted that the consecutive decline in inflation during the ...and more »

GDP growth up in first quarter to 6.6 per cent - Minister - Ghana News Agency;

GDP growth up in first quarter to 6.6 per cent - Minister - Ghana News Agency

Ghana News AgencyGDP growth up in first quarter to 6.6 per cent - MinisterGhana News AgencyAccra, July 31, GNA - The overall real Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth year-on-year for the first quarter of 2017 was 6.6 per cent, an increase from the 4.4 per cent registered for the same quarter of 2016. The Industry sector recorded the highest ...and more »

“The Economy is now stable” –Finance Minister - Primenewsghana;

“The Economy is now stable” –Finance Minister - Primenewsghana

Primenewsghana“The Economy is now stable” –Finance MinisterPrimenewsghanaThe Finance Minister has expressed confidence in the performance of the economy so far under the President Nana Akufo – Addo led administration by asserting that “the economy is now stable”. Presenting the mid-year budget review to parliament on ...and more »

Finance minister has revised 'Asempa' budget to 'asembone budget' - Myjoyonline.com;

Finance minister has revised 'Asempa' budget to 'asembone budget' - Myjoyonline.com

Myjoyonline.comFinance minister has revised 'Asempa' budget to 'asembone budget'Myjoyonline.comFormer deputy Finance minister Ato Forson says government's revision of some of the targets in its 2017 budget portends bad news for the Ghanaian taxpayer. He has described the 2017 budget as 'asembone' budget [ bad news] despite government touting ...and more »

"Our Economy Would've To Live With This Burden For Sometime . . . " - Finance Mins. - Peace FM Online

Peace FM Online"Our Economy Would've To Live With This Burden For Sometime . . . " - Finance Mins.Peace FM OnlineGhana's economy has been said to be far worst than it was estimated in the 2017 fiscal budget. Finance Minister, Ken Ofori Atta was at Parliament on Monday to present the mid-year fiscal policy review of the 2017 budget. In his presentation, he quoted ...and more »

Fight Against Illegal Mining : Gov't to create 500k jobs for galamseyers – Ofori-Atta - Pulse.com.gh

Fight Against Illegal Mining : Gov't to create 500k jobs for galamseyers – Ofori-AttaPulse.com.ghThe Finance Minister Ken Ofori Atta said the job opportunities will be created in the oil palm plantation sector. Published: 17:42; Magdalene Teiko Larnyoh. Print; eMail · play. 24/7 Live - Subscribe to the Pulse Newsletter! Subscribe. 24/7 Live ...and more »

Mid-Year Budget Review : Free SHS, NHIS, others will be heavily protected - Finance Minister assures - Pulse.com.gh

Mid-Year Budget Review : Free SHS, NHIS, others will be heavily protected - Finance Minister assuresPulse.com.ghThe Finance Minister, Ken Ofori Atta disclosed this during the presentation of the government's mid-year budget review in parliament on Monday. Published: 28 minutes ago; Mildred Europa Taylor. Print; eMail ...and more »

Asempa budget now Asembↄne budget – Ato Forson - Citifmonline;

Asempa budget now Asembↄne budget – Ato Forson - Citifmonline

CitifmonlineAsempa budget now Asembↄne budget – Ato ForsonCitifmonlineA former Deputy Minister of Finance, Casiel Ato Forson has ridiculed the government's mid year budget review, saying it failed to live up to expectation. Speaking a few minutes after Finance Minister, Ken Ofori Atta's presentation in Parliament, Mr ...and more »

GHc1.2bn lost through corruption at ports – Ofori Atta - Starr 103.5 FM;

GHc1.2bn lost through corruption at ports – Ofori Atta - Starr 103.5 FM

Starr 103.5 FMGHc1.2bn lost through corruption at ports – Ofori AttaStarr 103.5 FMThe Finance Minister Ken Ofori Atta has revealed that Ghana is losing over GHc1.2 billion through corruption at the various ports in the country. According to Mr. Ofori Atta, government is working tirelessly to punish and deal with all criminal ...and more »

2017 mid-year budget review [Full statement] - Citifmonline;

2017 mid-year budget review [Full statement] - Citifmonline

Citifmonline2017 mid-year budget review [Full statement]CitifmonlineThe Minister of Finance, Ken Ofori-Atta on Monday delivered in Parliament the 2017 mid-year review budget. He touched on the Gross Domestic Product (GDP), Ghana's overall revenue performance over the period, debt stock and government's strategy to ...and more »

Ghana lowers 2017 budget deficit to 6.3 pct of GDP - Daily Mail

Ghana lowers 2017 budget deficit to 6.3 pct of GDPDaily MailACCRA, July 31 (Reuters) - Ghana has lowered its 2017 budget deficit to 6.3 percent of gross domestic product from 6.5 percent despite a 15 percent drop in revenues in the first half of the year, its finance minister said on Monday. Total revenues and ...and more »