Dean of the School of Performing Arts of the University of Ghana, Professor Kofi Agyekum, has called on the Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta to present a mid-year budget that addresses the plight of Ghanaians.
The Finance Minister will present the 2021 mid-year review to Parliament in accordance with Section 28 of the Public Financial Management Act, 2016 (Act 921) today.
A statement issued by the Ministry said the presentation would provide the economic and fiscal performance of the economy for the first half of 2021 as well as provide an update on the implementation of key programmes including strategies by the government to create employment for Ghanaians.
“The review is also expected to focus on revenue, expenditure, and financing performance for the first half of 2021 and provide an overview of the implementation of the 2021 Budget,” the statement added.
Commenting on Peace FM's ''Kokrokoo'', Professor Kofi Agyekum, popularly called Opanyin Agyekum reminded the government about the challenges of Ghanaians stressing these are very difficult times.
He appealed to the government, through the Ministry of Finance, to review taxes in order to ease the financial pressures on the citizenry.
Speaking to host Kwami Sefa Kayi, Opanyin Agyekum said; ''If we can't remove some taxes, we should reduce them.''
Source: Ameyaw Adu Gyamfi/Peacefmonline.com/Ghana
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