The Finance Minister, Ken Ofori Atta today [Monday] presented before Parliament, the Mid-year review budget.
The Minister in his presentation said the One District, One Factory; One Village, One Dam; Small Business Development; Agricultural Infrastructure; “Water for All” Projects; and Sanitation Projects to take off before the end of the year
On Petroleum he said, receipts in the first half of 2017 amounted to US$277.79 million, compared to the end-year projection of US$515.57 million.
The gross public debt stock stood at a provisional figure of GH¢138.5 billion (US$ 31.7 billion) as at end June 2017.
The stock comprised external and domestic debt of GH¢74.6 billion (US$ 17.1 billion) and GH¢ 63.9 billion (US$ 14.6 billion) respectively, he said.
‘’Government is on course to completing the National Digital Property Addressing System. The issuance of National Identity Cards will also commence in October 2017. The Interoperability project is scheduled for completion by end 2017,’’ he assured.
On Expenditure Management and Commitment Control, he said, ‘’Steps are underway to clean the payroll data using the SSNIT biometric database. Preparatory works are also on going to interface the Government payroll with SSNIT biometric database as well as register Government CAP 30 workers on the SSNIT Biometric database before the end of the year.’’