Imports, petroleum revenue, others caused downward expenditure review – Akoto Osei

Business News of Tuesday, 1 August 2017

Source: atinkaonline.com

2017-08-01

Dr. Anthony Akoto Osei, member of the finance Committee of parliament

A member of the finance Committee of parliament, Dr. Anthony Akoto Osei has attributed governments expenditure which reviewed downwards to low imports, low petroleum revenue and governments inability to generate enough corporate income tax.

Minister for finance, Ken Ofori Atta, presenting government’s reviewed budget for 2017 mentioned that Ghana’s economy is stable and right on track despite downward review of expenditure.

Speaking to Ekourba Gyasi on Atinka AM Drive, Member of the Finance Committee in Parliament, Dr. Anthony Akoto Osei explained that it is normal the first three months of every new government to experience some challenges.

According to him, the change of government witnessed low imports since importers were waiting for the new government to stabilize before importing.

He added that the confidence of the system was reduced which contributed to the downward review of expenditure.

“We are however optimistic that things will come back to normal since the quarter has elapsed”, he added.

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