2023 Budget: We’ll spend taxpayer’s money accordingly – Ofori-Atta

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Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta has assured the general public that the ruling government will accordingly spend every pesewa taken from Ghanaians to develop Ghana.

According to him, the government is keen to reposition the Ghanaian economy in the aftermath of the deadly coronavirus that hit the country hard.

He gave the assurance in Parliament on Thursday, November 24, 2022, during the presentation of the 2023 Budget and Economic Statements.

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“We are now embarking on a journey to fundamentally reposition our economy with the Post-COVID-19 Programme for Economic Growth (PCPEG), to be supported by the IMF, World Bank and other friendly sovereigns and the private sector (domestic and international), as our blueprint.

“We are mindful that it will require broad-based contributions and sacrifices. There will be costs to the fiscal adjustments we intend to make in the coming years to sustain our stability, recovery and eventual transformation.

“My pledge to this House is that there will be fiscal discipline. That every pesewa that we ask the Ghanaian people and businesses operating in Ghana to contribute will be spent well,” the finance minister assures.

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He also indicated there will be fiscal discipline going into the new year as the government rolls out its YouStart programme aimed at creating more jobs for the youth.

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