The Minority in Parliament is expected to hold a press conference today [Monday], ahead of the 2018 budget presentation slated for Wednesday November 15, 2017.
The meeting will see the minority assess the country’s economy and proffer solutions to the government.
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has hinted that the budget will be largely focused on job creation.
Speaking to residents in Ga Mashie during his tour of the Greater Accra region, the president said the budget will give meaning to his government’s industrialization agenda which primarily focuses on the creation of jobs.
“Next week, the Finance Minister will present the budget to Parliament and it will focus on job creation. The Finance Minister is a magician; he finds resources at places you never expect him to find.”
The president has also indicated that the budget will reduce electricity tariffs.
“I’m glad that businesses are no longer burdened by the erratic power supply that wrecked our nation in recent years. Dumsor, thank God, appears now to be the thing of an unlamented past. Another of the stars of the government, the Energy Minister, Boakye Agyarko, is to be commended for the sterling work he’s been doing so far on this matter,” the President said when he addressed the Association of Industries at an event on Saturday.
“Furthermore, the government is moving to set in motion the process for the review of electricity tariffs and in the budget to be read by the brilliant Minister of Finance, Ken Ofori-Atta on Wednesday, I’m sure we will hear some good news in this regard.”