Key highlights of 2017 budget

Budget OforiHighlights of 2017 budget

abolish the 17.5 percent VAT/NHIL on selected imported medicines, that are not produced locally;

Under the “One Village One Dam” campaign, small to medium scale irrigation schemes to be identified and rehabilitated.

Ministry of Trade to implement the “One District One Factory” initiative to ensure an even spatial spread of industries.

Ministry of Education to commence implementation of free secondary education in September for the 2017/18 academic year.

275 constituencies to be allocated the equivalent of US$1 million annually under the Infrastructure for Poverty Eradication Programme (IPEP)