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General News of Tuesday, 17 March 2020

Source: Kasapa FM

Budget review to parliament necessary following coronavirus disruptions – Mahama

Flagbearer of the main opposition NDC, John Dramani Mahama says a comprehensive budget review to parliament should be considered by the government in the coming days following the disruption by the global plague, coronavirus pandemic.

“We’ve seen government’s around the world make bold moves to protect their economies and we should expect the government of Ghana respond rapidly to this challenge,” Mr Mahama said in a Facebook live broadcast on Monday.

Following this, the opposition leader called on government to publish its plans to protect the economy including the possibility of a statement to parliament on the expected impact on the economy of the disruptions of covid-19 on global supply chain and international travel.

Ghana is currently in a state of a quagmire, recording six confirmed cases of coronavirus from an initial two recorded last Thursday, March 12, 2020.

Following the increasing numbers, the President in a national broadcast to the nation on Sunday, March 15, 2020, directed the closure of all universities, Senior High Schools and basic schools both public and private until further notice.

The President also announced the suspension of all public gatherings including conferences, funerals, and church activities for a period of four weeks.

He then entreated the citizenry to subject themselves to the highest hygienic measures put in place by health experts to ensure their safety.

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