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Protecting the public purse indeed [Article]

After the approval of the 2018 Budget Statement, which the Minority in Parliament abstained from voting due to the legal breaches, Parliament is now at the crucial stage of reviewing how the 2017 Expenditure Allocations were spent, and debating the 2018 Expenditure Estimates for Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs). Some critical issues have emerged in the course of the review ...

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800k website: ‘Incompetent’ Hawa Koomson must resign – Ato Forson

The Minority Spokesperson for Finance, Cassiel Ato Forson, is calling for the immediate resignation of the Minister for Special Development Initiatives, Mavis Hawa Koomson over her display of improper discretion in the allocation of budgetary resources within her ministry. According to him, her Ministry’s allocation of GH¢800,000 for the development of a website smacks of corruption and must not be ...

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Minority’s call for budget withdrawal flawed – Kwaku Kwarteng

A Deputy Minister for Finance, Kwaku Kwarteng, has rubbished calls for the withdrawal of the 2018 budget presented to the House by the Finance Minister, Ken Ofori Atta last Wednesday. The Minority Spokesperson on Finance, Cassiel Ato Forson, who made the call, had stated that government had reviewed some key economic targets without recourse to the House. According to him, ...

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Abort plans to tax mobile money transactions – Minority

The Minority in Parliament has asked government to abort plans of imposing taxes on mobile money transactions in the country. Speaking at a Breakfast meeting on Monday with stakeholders ahead of the 2018 budget and economic policy in Accra, Minority Spokesperson on Finance, Cassiel Ato Forson, said they are reliably informed that government is nursing such intentions, something they believe ...

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Don’t overburden GCB with non-performing loans – Minority

The Minority in Parliament has admonished government to desist from overburdening the GCB bank with non-performing loans from collapsed  UT bank and capital bank. Addressing the press on the development on Tuesday, the ranking member on Parliament’s Finance Committee Casiel Ato Forson urged the “Bank of Ghana to ensure that the acquiring bank in this case GCB which is the ...

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Gov’t’s claim it didn’t request new cars disappointing – Ato Forson

Former Deputy Minister of Finance, Cassiel Ato Forson has accused the Akufo-Addo government of bad faith over the order of 43 vehicles by the Mahama administration for the presidency few days to the handing over power. Mr. Ato Forson reiterated a previous position by a fellow National Democratic Congress (NDC) Member of Parliament, that the vehicles were ordered upon the express request ...

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NPP’s 2017 budget is “deceptive and populist”

A former Deputy Minister of Finance, Cassiel Ato Forson, has described the 2017 budget statement and economic policy presented before parliament as deceptive and populist. According to him, the budget does not fit into the country’s medium-term objectives and will lead the country into difficult times. “This budget is very deceptive, it is populist, it does not preserve the medium term ...

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