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FULL TEXT: Ken Ofori-Atta presents 2019 Budget to Parliament

Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta presented the 2019 Budget statement to Parliament amidst boos and skepticism from especially minority members in Parliament.

As expected, Mr. Ofori-Atta was clad in his all white apparel as has become custom of the Finance Minister.

The budget, themed; “A Stronger Economy, for Jobs and Prosperity” highlighted key achievements of the Akufo-Addo administration in the past year albeit a few setbacks.

Read: Budget 2019: Government to spend GHC73.4bn in 2019

With a pinch of humour the Finance Minister underscored former Power Minister Ras Mubarak for ditching his gas guzzling Toyota Land Cruiser to ride bicycle to Parliament as campaign for a cleaner environment.

Read: 2019 Budget: We are not happy with the state of Ghanaians – Finance minister

Key among the issues addressed by Mr. Ofori Atta included the exit strategy of Ghana from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) by close of the year. He also listed the following achievements within the 22 months of the Akufo-Addo government.

Mr. Ofori-Atta also touted government’s ability to bring foreign investors such as Volkswagen, Nissan, ExxonMobil and Siemens to establish local assembly plants in the country.

Read the full presentation of Finance Minister Ken Ofori Atta below;