Major programmes Akufo-Addo Gov’t intends to roll out – 2017 budget

Th NPP government, in its quest to transform the economy of Ghana and to improve the standard of living of the people, has planned to roll out seven major policies and programmes in 2017.  This was disclosed in the budget presented for approval of Parliament by the Minister of Finance, Mr Ken Ofori-Atta.

In his presentation,  on March 2, 2017; Mr Ofori-Atta said the programmes were aimed at boosting the economy and bolstering the confidence of investors in the country.

The programmes outlined in the budget include;

1. Establishment of the Infrastructure for poverty eradication – each constituency to receive the cedi equivalent of million dollars to combat poverty;

2. Implementation of the one district one factory – initiating industrialisation as promised during the 2016 election campaigns;

3. Establishment of the Zongo Development Fund to support the development of Zongo communities;

4. Roll out of the National Identification System to help formalise the economy;

5. Roll out the free senior high school to ensure equal opportunities for students;

6. Roll out the national digital addressing system;

7. Restoration of the teachers and nursing trainee allowance;

**Mpactglobal: Clement Boakye


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