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The Minister of Finance Ken Ofori-Atta is expected to present the 2024 budget statement in Parliament today Wednesday, November 15.

The budget statement will throw further light on the performance of the economy, and efforts to boost the country’s productive capacity through the new growth strategy, the


The Ministry described the budget as a crucial document to be presented by the .

The Ministry said the  comes on the back of the successful first review of the 3-year  programme with the  ().

A statement issued by the Ministry on Tuesday, November 14 said “The budget is crucial because it is developed to support the implementation of the IMF-backed post--19 programme of economic growth.

“It comes just after the successful first review of the three-year US43 billion IMF-ECF programme.

“It will also heighten among others the performance of the economy, efforts to boost the productive capacity of the economy through the new growth strategy, fiscal measures, and debt management strategies to deepen stability and promote growth.”

The government is currently discussing with its external creditors for debt relief worth $10.5 billion.

The Finance  earlier submitted proposals to its commercial creditors seeking a haircut of up to 40% and additional debt rework with its bilateral creditors including  and the  Club.

By Laud Nartey