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 Finance Ministry
The Ministry described the budget as a crucial document to be presented by the Minister.
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-COVID-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.
By Laud Nartey