Thursday, 2nd February, 2017; The Ministry of Finance and the Economic Management Team has begun the process of preparing the 2017 budget and Economic Policy of Government.
2. Our focus is to audit the fiscal accounts and provide a credible basis for economic policy going forward. Our commitment is to restore fiscal policy credibility and transparency as well as policy clarity.
3. As part of the process, the Honourable Minister has held bilateral meetings with the various Ministries, Departments and Agencies to review their policies and ensure consistency with the Government’s medium term policy strategy.
Accra, January 30, 2017. Mr. Ken Ofori-Atta, assumed office as Ghana’s Finance Minister after having been sworn-in on January 27, 2017, by his Excellency the President. He brings to the Ministry over 30 years’ experience in Ghanaian and international financial sector.
2. Hon. Ofori-Atta and twelve other Minister designates were approved by Parliament on Friday, January 27, after going through a successful vetting process by the Appointments Committee of Parliament.
3. The Hon Minister’s immediate priority is to protect the public purse, stabilize Ghana’s macro economy, spearhead anti-corruption, increase revenue and introduce policy initiatives to grow the economy for the private sector to thrive and create jobs...