Terkper lays 2017 Q1 Budget


Seth Terkpe,finance minister

Seth Terkper, Minister of Finance, on Thursday October 20, laid a paper containing details of the government’s budget for the first quarter of 2017 before parliament.

The paper has been referred to the Finance Committee of Parliament. The committee is expected to present its report on the estimates to the house after it has finished with its work.

The speaker of Parliament, Edward Doe Adjaho, announced: “Honourable members, the paper is duly laid. It is referred to the Finance Committee for consideration.”

There is, however, the possibility from now till next Friday for the Finance Minister to outline the government’s projected revenue and expenditure between January and March 2017.

The finance minister in July this year sought approval from parliament to spend an additional 1.8 billion Cedis for the remaining of 2016.


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