Members of Government’s Economic Management Team have kicked start a roadshow to educate the public on the 2019 budget which was presented to Parliament on Thursday by the Finance Minister.
The 2019 Budget themed “A stronger Economy, for Jobs and Prosperity” outlined six priority areas while highlighting how the Akufo-Addo administration has restored macro-economic stability 22 months of being in office.
The team including Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta and Senior Minister Yaw Osafo Marfo have been leading the charge in providing further explanations and responding to citizens questions since Thursday afternoon.
Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta was a guest on Accra-based Peace FM’s morning show programme, “kokrokoo” on Friday and on JOY FM’s Newsfile on Saturday morning.
Senior Minister, Yaw Osafo Marfo also participated in the late afternoon current affairs programme on Asempa FM on Thursday as well as on Friday Morning on Peace FM’s Kokrokoo.
The Trade Minister Alan Kyerematen took time to explain and answer questions on the 2019 budget on Adom FM’s Dwaso Nsem while Professor George Gyan Baffour, Minister for Planning, responded to audience questions for nearly an hour on TV3’s New Day as well as 3FM’s morning show Sunrise hosted by Winston Amoah.
Minister for Monitoring and Evaluation Dr. Anthony Akoto Osei featured on Citi FM and Citi TV’s programmes to provide perspectives on the 2029 Budget.
Minister for Information, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah says the move is part of efforts to boost government’s information dissemination on policies and programmes.
He said a simplified version of the budget has also been converted into six (6) local languages and will soon be put out to engage citizens further on a citizen’s budget roadshow.
“The objective is to ensure deeper information dissemination and feedback in the governance process. We expected that these exercises will help deepen understanding of the budgeting and national economic management process,” he said.
The citizen’s budget roadshow will he held in selected districts across the country through durbars and town hall meetings.
Source: 3news.com | Ghana