Finance Minister briefs parliament on impact of COVID-19 on Ghanaian economy

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Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta is expected in Parliament today, Monday, March 30, 2020, to brief the house on the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the local economy.

Checks by ABC News indicate that the briefing will mainly focus on the Government’s COVID-19 Alleviation Programme which seeks to minimise the adverse impacts of the global pandemic on the local economy.

Moreover, approval will be sought from the legislative arm of government to enable the government to implement the said COVID-19 Alleviation Programme.

It will be recalled that President Akufo-Addo in his fourth address to the nation on the state’s strategies to curb the spread of the COVID-19 in Ghana announced a relief package of at least GH¢1 billion for households and businesses, particularly small and medium scale enterprises.

“The Minister for Finance has been directed by me to prepare, for approval by Parliament, a Coronavirus Alleviation Programme to address the disruption in economic activities, the hardship of our people, and to rescue and revitalise our industries,” President Akufo-Addo said in his fourth address to the nation.

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