IPPR lauds 2019 budget but wants realignment of gov’t revenue and expenditure

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The Institute of Public Policy Research (IPPR) has lauded government for the 2019 budget and economic policy statement, saying the projections for some key indicators as read by the Finance Minister in Parliament last Thursday shows that Ghana’s medium to long term prospects remain bright.

In a statement issued by the Think-tank on the 2019 budget and signed by its Executive Director, Eugene B.G. Bawelle, the IPPR recommends that a more nuanced realignment of government revenue and expenditure be done so that government does not deviate significantly from its own targets.

The IPPR also recommends that for flagship programmes such as the free SHS, government should indicate the reliable sources of funding if any, outside of the Consolidated Fund. This will ensure the sustainability of these programmes.

See below, the full text of the statement as issued by the policy Think-tank.

Source: BestNewsGH.com

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Kennedy Mornah is an Award Winning Ghanaian Journalist with over two decades of experience in the Ghanaian Media landscape spanning the electronic, print and digital media. He is a Media Consultant, a Corporate MC, Radio and TV Host, Founder and Publisher of the Maritime and Transport Digest Newspaper, Businessman, a Go getter and an optimist. He has worked for renowned media organizations including Diamond Fm in Tamale, Luv Fm in Kumasi, Oman Fm in Accra and Starr Fm in Accra In 2017 he received the Reporter of the Year Award at the Ghana Shippers Awards in Accra, Ghana.

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