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Business News of Thursday, 1 September 2005

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Ministry welcomes public input to budget formulation

The Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning intends to present the 2006 Budget Statement to parliament in November 2005. It is anticipated that parliament will debate the statement before the Christmas recess in December 2005.

The Ministry is inviting the general public ? individuals, trade associations, professional and religious bodies, and others - to make submission of ideas and contributions that may be considered during the process of formulating the Budget Statement.

Written submissions may be made through any of the following

? Presiding officers and district finance committees

? Office of Regional Ministers

? Office of Ghana's Missions abroad

Or directly to

The Public Relations Office,
Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning,
P O Box M40,

Fax +233 21 66 51 32 and +233 21 66 38 54


Deadline for the submissions is the close of business on Wednesday 15 September 2005.

The exercise is being done in the hope and spirit that all ideas contribute to make Ghana better for all of us.