Finance Minister to offer 2019 budget on Nov. 15

Finance Minister, Ken Ofori Atta

President Akufo-Addo at the induction of six new ministers whose nominations have been approved by parliament has indicated that the 2019 budget would “reflect the hope Ghanaians have in the government and the future of the country.”

The ministers who were inducted include Gender and Social Protection Minister Cynthia Morrison, Brong Ahafo Regional Minister; Evans Opoku Bobie, Upper East Regional Minister; Paulina Abayahe, Deputy Eastern Regional Minister; Samuel Nuetey Ayertey and Deputy Brong Ahafo Minister; Martin Oti Gyarko as well as Information Minister Kojo Oppong Nkrumah.

The finance minister, Ken Ofori Atta, will deliver the 2019 budget and policy statement of the government on November 15, the Speaker of Parliament Prof. Aaron Mike Oquaye recently announced.

With major job loses across various sectors including media, industrial, banking, mining as well as services sector, the Centre for Socioeconomic Studies (CSS) has estimated one million Ghanaians lost their jobs since 2017.

At a short ceremony at the Jubilee House in Accra, President Akufo-Addo acknowledged that even though some gains have been made there was still more to be done adding the ministers must work together to deliver on the things his administration promised Ghanaians which allowed them to come to power.