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General News of Wednesday, 13 November 2019

Source: www.ghanaweb.com

LIVESTREAMING: Finance Minister presents 2020 Budget

Happening now is the Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta presenting the 2020 Budget Statement and Economic Policy before Members of Parliament.

The 2020 Budget is expected to focus on tax reforms that will enhance private sector growth that will create the right environment to enable players within the private sector thrive and create the needed jobs for Ghanaians.

Moreover, the minister will highlight measures government will use to raise more revenues to finance infrastructural and developmental projects.

The Finance Minister’s presentation will further talk about the gains of the Akufo-Addo-led government since they assumed office in 2017.

However, the Chairman of the Finance Committee of Parliament, Dr. Mark Assibey-Yeboah, says Ghanaians shouldn't expect new taxes because government has realised it will burden the populace.

The New Juaben South MP, said, “I don’t think new taxes will be introduced. This is a listening government and I don’t think that any new taxes have been programmed in the budget.