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General News of Thursday, 19 July 2018


MP, Ministers, others in Parliament for presentation of 2018 Mid-Year Budget Review

Attorney General Gloria Akuffo chats with Minority Leader Haruna Iddrisu ahead of the presentation

Ghanaians are expectant as the Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta presents this year's Mid-Year Budget Review.

Unlike previous years where the mid-year budget review has had less interest from the public, there’s keen interest in this year’s particularly following the speculated increase in VAT which has attracted massive opposition.

Despite clearance from President Akufo-Addo, many are still sceptical and probably looking for re-emphasis at today’s sitting.

Members of Parliament from both sides of the house have turned up in their numbers for the presentation by the Finance Minister, Ken Ofori Atta.

Interestingly, Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, an economist himself is present in parliament together with other state officials including Senior Minister Yaw Osafo Maafo, the Governor of the Central Bank (BOG) and several others.

There’s also heavy security presence outside the chamber as the various national security forces position themselves to prevent the outbreak of any chaos.

Here is a compilation of some interesting photo’s from parliament:

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