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Ken Ofori Atta presents 2020 budget today 

By Justice Kofi Bimpeh
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Finance Minister, Ken Ofori Atta will today Wednesday, November 13, 2019, present the 2020 budget and financial statement in Parliament.

This was confirmed by Parliament last week.

 At the beginning of the parliamentary meeting, the reading was scheduled for November 14 but this has been changed to today.

In a related development, however, the subsequent post-budget workshop for Parliament will for the first time in many years be held in Accra at the Parliament House rather than the Eastern Regional Capital Koforidua.

Majority Leader, Osei Kyei Mensah Bonsu who made the announcement also urged Members of Parliament to reschedule their itineraries and be in the House on the said date.

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“Mr. Speaker, the Honorable Minister of Finance is scheduled to appear in the House on Wednesday, the 13th of November 2019, to present the 2020 Budget and Financial Statement of the Republic of Ghana. Mr. Speaker, it is important to re-emphasize the fact that in accordance with Article 179, the budget will be presented on behalf of the President of Ghana on 13th November and not 14th November which is the date in

Meanwhile, the Finance Committee of Parliament has said that it does not expect the introduction of new taxes in the yet-to-be-read budget.

The Chairman of the Committee, Dr. Mark Assibey-Yeboah said the introduction of a new tax may burden the Ghanaian populace.

The New Juaben South MP, said, “I don’t think new taxes will be introduced. This is a listening government and I don’t think that any new taxes have been programmed in the budget.

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