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26.11.2021 Politics

Do the needful and approve 2022 budget proposal with ease — Fixing The Country Movement urges Parliament

By Beyonce Diamond Kpogli
Do the needful and approve 2022 budget proposal with ease — Fixing The Country Movement urges Parliament
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The Fixing the country Movement, a pressure group has called on Ghana's Parliament to approve the 2022 Budget which was read by the Finance Minister, Ken Ofori Atta on November 17.

In a press release signed by the convener, Ernest Owusu Bempah, he said the budget focuses on expanding Ghana's economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as creating a climate-friendly entrepreneurial state to address unemployment and import substitution.

"A cursory look at the breakdown of the tax components and proposals shows that the Akufo-Addo government is building a resilient economy with a brighter future for the Ghanaian people", he said.

Mr Bempah noted that a cursory look at the breakdown of the tax components and proposals shows that the Akufo-Addo government is building a resilient economy with a brighter future for the Ghanaian people.

According to him, the 2022 budget also heralds a greater fiscal policy where job creation remain sound, whereas the expansionary fiscal policy, among other things, is clearly aimed at boosting jobs.

Below is the full press statement:

Media statement

Accra, 26/11/ 2021

Fixing The Country Movement Calls on Parliament To Approve 2022 Budget Proposal

After a careful reading and studying of the 2022 budget statement, the Fixing The Country Movement deems it fit to add our voice to the call by well-meaning Ghanaians for the august house of Parliament to approve the budget proposals in the national interest.

The budget primarily focussed on expanding on Ghana's economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as creating a climate-friendly entrepreneurial state to address unemployment and import substitution.

A cursory look at the breakdown of the tax components and proposals shows that the Akufo-Addo government is building a resilient economy with a brighter future for the Ghanaian people.

The 2022 budget also heralds a greater fiscal policy where job creation remain sound, whereas the expansionary fiscal policy, among other things, is clearly aimed at boosting jobs.

For instance, the Ghc1billion YouStart INITIATIVE comes on board as a New Youth Entrepreneurship Programme.

The government is looking more at stabilisation as about revitalization and transformation of the economy and there's an investment in health, education, youth entrepreneurship and the digital economy.

It was the Former Governor of New Jersey, Chris Christie who remarked that "We pay a price when special interests win out over the collective national interest"

Parliament ought to put this Chris Christie quote into the right perspective and allow Ghana's national interest to win above partisan politics.

We call on both the majority and minority groups to do the needful approval of the 2022 government economic policy with ease.

Long live Ghana!!

(Signed)

Ernest Kofi Owusu Bempah

Political Strategist, Convener- Fixing The Country the Movement

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