Finance Minister Presents Mid Year Budget Review Next Week

The Minister of Finance Mr. ken Ofori Attah has proposed July 25th or 26th to present his mid-year 2017 budget review.

His proposed dates are subject to parliamentary approval in line with its schedules.

The minister is expected to review some Marco-Economic targets set out in the 2017 budget to ensure that it ends the year on good note.

Some analysts have maintained that the mid-year review should present a fine opportunity to review its tax revenue target of 34 billion cedis for 2017.

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This is because, for the first four months of this year, government was hoping to mobilise a little over GHC10 billion, but actually grossed GHC8.7 billion.

Speaking to an Accra based Joy FM, economist Dr Joe Abbey has stated that the minister should use the presentation come clear on discussions with the International Monetary Fund (IMF); status of the Board meeting on July 26 and extesion of the IMF program.

Dr Joe Abbey maintains that it might be a good opportunity to give some assurance to investors that it is committed to fiscal discipline and concluding the program.

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