Member of Parliament for Suame Constituency, Hon. Osei Kyei-Mensah Bonsu will be presenting the incumbent government’s budget for the year 2021 in Parliament today.
Posing as the interim Minister of Finance in the absence of Ken Ofori Atta, Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu will present the budget on the express orders of the President.
The budget reading is expected to provide a clear overview of the plans of the government in reviving the economy towards post-COVID-19 Ghana.
Ahead of the budget, Cabinet on March 8 approved a blueprint expected to put Ghana’s economy back on track in the post-pandemic era.
In the blueprint, known as the Post COVID-19 Economic Recovery Programme, the Akufo-Addo led administration’s priority is to pursue policies and programmes that will build a robust economy and create more jobs.
The government is also considering widening the tax net and increasing existing taxes to internally mobilize resources to fund the post-covid economic recovery programme.