Ken Ofori-Atta, Minister of Finance
Ken Ofori-Atta, Minister of Finance

The government of Ghana is determined to maintain a stable political and economic climate during the election year of 2020, Minister for Finance Kenneth Ofori-Atta has said.

Presenting the 2020 annual budget to parliament (currently ongoing), he said the government would ensure that the electoral commission worked hard to sustain the country’s democratic gains.

“All resources required to ensure a free and fair election in 2020 will be marshaled for the electoral commission to deliver a credible election,” Ofori-Atta told parliament.

He added, “Ghana is one of the most stable and peaceful nations in the world, and we intend to maintain that.”

In spite of the expected expenditure on elections next year, the minister said the government was bent on preventing a recurrence of the perinea election-year budget over-runs.

The government’s priority, the minister said, was to consolidate the “strong macro-economic gains” made over the past three years.

”We will do that, because, as a nation, we are not prepared to throw away the gains we have made over the years,” Ofori-Atta said.

He said the restoration and consolidation of macro-economic stability had been the cornerstone of the government, and “we pledge to Ghanaians that we will not derail that process.”

The government passed the fiscal responsibility Act last December, and set up financial and fiscal responsibility councils in January, to help control over-spending. Enditem

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