Founder of All People’s Congress (APC), Hassan Ayariga has described the 2019 budget as a “sleeping budget”.
Hassan Ayariga was captured with a placard in Parliament with the inscription “Sleeping Budget”.
Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta on Thursday fulfilled his constitutional mandate of presenting the government’s budget statement in parliament.
The budget statement which is the third of the Akufo-Addo administration addressed very pertinent issues that have arisen over the course of time.
The government’s first ever budget, christened ‘Asempa budget’ read in March 2017 brought to life the flagship policy, Free SHS and the abolishing of taxes termed ‘nuisance tax’
The second, ‘Adwuma budget’ read in November 2017 promised to bring about jobs and economic prosperity for Ghanaians. This brought in its wake the NaBCo programme where 100, 000 graduates are to be given 3-year employment under 7 modules.
Over the two-year period the government has been in power, it has touted its management of the economy especially improving the macroeconomic indicators.
Despite its much celebrated feat, many businesses complain about harsh economic times, increasing taxes especially at the ports increase in fuel prices and for much of the year a depreciating cedi against the dollar.
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