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2023 budget: Overall, global inflation has risen; resulting from food and energy price hikes — Ofori-Atta

Headlines Mr. Ken Ofori-Atta, Finance Minister, Republic of Ghana
NOV 24, 2022 LISTEN
Mr. Ken Ofori-Atta, Finance Minister, Republic of Ghana

Minister of Finance, Mr. Ken Ofori-Atta has reiterated the continuous surge of inflation in the country.

He said the inflation rate has increased in economies around the world.

Presenting the 2023 budget statement and economic policy plan in Parliament House, Accra on Thursday, November 24, he attributed the situation to the rise in food and energy prices on the global market.

“Overall, global inflation has risen, driven largely by increases in energy and food prices,” he said.

According to him, the inflation in developing economies like Ghana has seen a considerable surge from 5.9 per cent in 2021 to 9.9 per cent in 2022.

“Inflation in emerging and developing economies has also risen from an average 5.9 per cent in 2021 to 9.9 per cent in 2022,” he stated.

Similarly, the Finance Minister said, “economic growth in emerging markets and developing economies are expected to slow down from 6.7 percent in 2021 to 3.7 per cent in 2022, with a similar pattern expected in 2023.”

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