Ken Ofori-Atta writes: Africa deserves more help for COVID-19

October 13, 2020 Ghana confirmed its first two COVID-19 cases on March 12; imports from Norway and Turkey. Africa has since recorded more than 1.5 million cases and counting, though in terms of infections...

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October 13, 2020 / Comments (0)

Govt spends GH¢1.9 million on direct COVID-19 related expenditures – As sanitation, hygiene become priority

August 12, 2020 As at end-June 2020, the government had spent a total of GH¢1,937 million on direct COVID-19 related expenditures, the Minister of Finance, Mr Ken Ofori-Atta, said when he presented the...

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Over 334,000 households benefit from LEAP

July 29, 2020 An amount of GHC50.2 million was transferred to 400,000 most vulnerable individuals under the Livelihood Empowerment Against Poverty (LEAP) programme. In the first half of this year, the...

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July 29, 2020 / Comments (0)

Gov’t restores free water for 3 more months; free power for lifeline consumers

July 24, 2020 Government has in a further effort to cushion Ghanaians from the impact of the novel Coronavirus pandemic restored the free water for all Ghanaians by three more months. This comes after...

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July 24, 2020 / Comments (0)

GHS13.6bn spent so far on financial sector clean-up – Finance Minister

July 24, 2020 Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta, says government has so far spent GHS13.6 billion in sanitizing the financial sector as at 2020 first quarter. He made this known on Thursday July 23, when...

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July 24, 2020 / Comments (0)

GH¢100bn package unveiled to revive economy

July 24, 2020 introduces unemployment insurance empower GCX, NAFCO to boost food security expand procurement of local goods and services Minister of Finance Ken Ofori Atta has announced an ambitious...

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July 24, 2020 / Comments (0)

Gov’t’s 2020 GDP growth revised to 0.9 from 6.8%

July 24, 2020 Huge revenue losses associated with the outbreak of COVID-19 and projected losses due to the impact of the pandemic has pushed government to downgrade its Gross Domestic Product (GDP)...

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Ken Ofori-Atta to present Mid-year budget review on July 23

July 17, 2020 Ghana’s Finance Minister is expected to present a review of the mid-year budget before Parliament on Thursday, July 23, 2020, Citi Business News reports. In accordance with...

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Total revenue falls short by GH¢3.59bn in first quarter

June 23, 2020 During the period under review, total revenue and grants amounted to GH¢10.35 billion, which is lower than the target of GH¢13.94 billion. This outturn represented a 1.0 per cent...

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June 23, 2020 / Comments (0)

Finance Minister expected to present Mid-Year Budget in July

June 20, 2020 The Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta, is expected to present the Mid-Year Budget review and Supplementary Estimates to Parliament next month. This will be in accordance with Section (28) of...

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