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Business News of Thursday, 21 December 2017

Source: Ministry of Finance

End of year message from Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta

In 2017 we have focused on stabilizing the economy and creating the conditions for accelerated growth. The 2018 Adwuma (Jobs) Budget, presented November 15 to Parliament, looks to the future.

I believe that a budget should not simply divide the national cake, instead it should present a collective plan to address the challenges of our time.

In this spirit, the policies in this year’s budget are squarely focused on empowering the people of Ghana through job creation and independence from foreign assistance.

The 2018 budget also prioritizes meaningful progress toward the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) - addressing poverty, creating economic and social equity, and protecting our natural endowments, among others.

Given that H.E the President has been honored to co-chair the UN SDG advocacy group, Ghana must seize this opportunity to lead this transformational agenda by example.

As we move into 2018, we will continue to update you, our partners and stakeholders, with our progress towards these ambitious goals.

We hope you will continue to support us in our vision of a prosperous, independent Ghana.

God bless,