Mid-year budget review : Akufo-Addo's gov't is an 'obeying' one - Ofori Atta

By Wendy Amarteifio
mid year budget
Finance Minister, Ken Ofori Atta

The Finance Minister, Ken Ofori Atta reading the mid-year budget review indicated that the Akufo-Addo led administration is an 'obeying' government.

According to the Finance Minister on the floor of Parliament, the government listens and responds to the call of its citizenry and offers better and assured leadership in managing the Ghanaian economy. 

Reading the mid-year budget he indicated that : We trust and obey for the people who chose us to serve and lead. It means we listen and act responsibly and decisively in response to what the people tell us''. 

Adding to that, Ken Ofori Atta averred that the government has heard the calls of the citizenry to fix their roads and that the government has plans of addressing infrastructural challenges such as roads in the country

''The government has plans and has found money to do far more for Ghanaians. I wish to plead with you and assure that the obeying government will fix your roads, and we shall fix them not with words and pictures''.

The mid-year budget review also stated that the government has restored confidence in the banking system by saving about three thousand (3,000) jobs during the merger of some banks in the country.

Highlighting on the social life of Ghanaians, Ofori Atta said the Akufo Addo's government is leading and serving the citizenry as required :

''We are serving the people better in keeping lives on by getting our children a classroom and feeding them. In getting our NHIS cards to work, reducing the hustle of clearing our goods at the port and keeping our streets and helping our farmers to earn more''.

Meanwhile, the Association of Informal sector workers and Makola market women before the presentation of the mid-year budget review demanded education from respective quarters by dedicating persons well versed in budget-related issues to break things down to their members especially market women 

The President of the Association, Mrs Afari said: “Because they [assume] in the informal sector our educational background is low; so whenever things like [Budget review] are going to happen we should have a little education about it.”