The Finance Minister, Mr Ken Ofori-Attah has assured that the government will not overspend during the upcoming 2020 General elections.
“In spite of the year being an election year, let me repeat that President Akufo-Addo and his government would ensure that the perennial excessive spending during such periods will not happen in 2020. We shall work within the 2020 appropriated resource envelope and avert to the Fiscal Responsibility Act to maintain fiscal discipline. We would do so because the nation needs it,” he said.
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Presenting the national budget for 2020 on Tuesday, he said plans are underway to avoid wastage of resources by spending excessively during election times.
He added that as part of plans to ensure free and fair elections in 2020, the government will provide the Electoral Commission (EC) with all the resources needed to conduct the national elections.
According to him, this is part of the government’s efforts to maintain peace and tranquility in the country.
“Mr. Speaker, 2020 is an election year. I will like to take this opportunity to inform this august house on behalf of the President that all the needed resources required shall be marshaled for the Electoral Commission to ensure that we have credible, free and fair elections. Ghana remains one of the most stable and peaceful countries in the world and we intend to maintain it,” he said.