Tag Archives: Ken Ofori-Atta

Trust us, we’re delivering on our promises – Nana Addo

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has said that his administration has made enough strides in their first 11 months in office to earn the trust of Ghanaians in their ability to fulfil all of their promises during their tenure. “It’s important for trust in government and important for trust in politicians because they should be seen to be people of ...

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How 2018 budgetary allocation to ministries were slashed [Infographic]

The 2018 budget as presented by the Finance Minister, Ken Ofori Atta before Parliament on Wednesday, 15th November, 2017, indicated a significant cut in budgetary allocation to some Ministries compared to what was allocated them in the 2017 budget. The Roads and Highways ministry had its budget slashed by at least 80% from GHS444 million to GHS77 million. The Youth ...

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2018 budget

      By: Godwin Akweiteh Allotey/citifmonline.com/Ghana Follow @AlloteyGodwin

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2018 budget statement and economic policy [Full Text]

The Minister of Finance, Ken Ofori-Atta on Wednesday, November 15, 2017, presented the Akufo-Addo government’s 2018 Budget Statement and Economic Policy to Parliament. The budget highlighted results from the government’s policy programmes over the past months,  and announced the government’s planned developmental programs for the next fiscal year. Among the major programs to be rolled out by the government in ...

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Our 10-month achievements after Mahama ‘a miracle’ – Ofori-Atta

The Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta has described the achievements chalked by the New Patriotic Party (NPP) government, ten months into their tenure given how little the previous administration had left in the nation’s coffers as a “miracle.” Ken Ofori Atta, reading the government’s budget and policy statement today [Wednesday] for 2018, listed a number of programmes undertaken by the administration since ...

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#GhBudget: Young entrepreneurs to get tax holidays – Gov’t

Government has reiterated its commitment to ensuring that local companies thrive by announcing that young business owners in the country will receive tax holidays. The Finance Minister, Ken Ofori Atta, made this announcement on the floor of Parliament today, Wednesday, November 15, whilst presenting the government’s budget and policy statement for 2018. According to the Minister, the government will through ...

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#GHBudget: Gov’t announces tax reliefs for private universities

The government has announced that privately-owned universities will be granted some tax reliefs thereby enabling them to thrive and admit more students. Making the announcement in the 2018 budget read in Parliament today, [Wednesday], November 15,  Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta, revealed that the private institutions will no longer be required to pay corporate income tax. According to the Minister, investing in the country’s ...

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Ken Ofori Atta: A man of humility, confidence and discipline [Article]

He is so respectful and disciplined that, at 6:00 am on 31st July, 1993, on the morning that his wife’s waters broke and he was driving on top speed to the hospital to have his first child, Ken stopped at the sight of a red traffic light even though no one was watching. What a man does, when no one ...

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Minority chases Ofori-Atta over Energy bond ’embarrassment’

The National Democratic Congress (NDC) Minority in Parliament, has accused the government of causing financial loss to the state with the recent issuance of the Energy Sector Bond. According to the minority, the below GHc 6 billion yield of the bond is a solid basis for the Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta, to be hauled before the House to explain why ...

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Ofori Atta defends McDan’s GH¢10.45m adb loan

Finance Minister, Ken Ofori Atta has rejected claims he breached due process by approving a loan facility from Agricultural Development Bank to McDan Shipping Company Limited. He argues that the bank’s credit committee was responsible for  the ultimate approval or otherwise. The Minority has accused Ken Ofori Atta for flouting public procurement rules by approving the GHc 10,459,500 loan for the company ...

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