The Finance Minister Mr. Ken Ofori-Atta has Presented the 2021 Mid-Year Fiscal Policy Review of the Budget statement and Economic Policy of government of Ghana to the 8th Parliament of the 4th Republic of Ghana.
He presented the budget to the Parliament House on Thursday, 29th July, 2021 on the authority of His Excellency, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.
This forms part of the Finance Minister’s functions in fulfilment of section 28 of the Public Financial Management Act, 2016 (Act 921).
According to Mr. Ken Ofori-Atta, this statement is an abridged version of the Mid-Year Fiscal Policy Review of the Budget Statement and Economic Policy of the Government of Ghana for the 2021 Financial Year.
In March, 2021, Hon. Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu delivered the 2021 Budget Statement and Economic Policy of
Government to the House on behalf of the Finance Minister when he tested positive for Covid-19 and on a Medical Trip to the United States of America for treatment following Doctors recommendation.
Presenting the Statement, the Minister said, “should the virus continue to linger for the rest of the year, the effects on our economy would be dire. However, as we have demonstrated over the course of the last three years, where we inherited an economy that was growing at 3.4% and transformed it into one which has grown by an average of 7% over the last three
(3) years, I assure you that we know what to do to bring back our economy back to life. What we do not know how to do is to bring people back to life. We will, therefore, protect people’s lives, then their livelihoods.”
Read below, the Minister’s full 2021 Mid-Year Fiscal Policy Review of the Budget statement.
WATCH BELOW, PROCEEDINGS OF THURSDAY, 29TH JULY, 2021 LEADING TO THE PRESENTATION OF THE BUDGET STATEMENT IN PARLIAMENT OF GHANA.