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2021 Mid-year budget: I’ve not come to ask for more money, no new taxes – Ofori-Atta

The Minister of Finance, Mr Ken Ofori-Atta has said that the government would not introduce additional taxes for the purposes of raising more revenue.

He said the mid-year budget review, which he presented to Parliament on Thursday, will not also request permission to spend more than what was approved in the 2021 Budget Statement presented in March.

In his opening remarks during the midyear budget review presentation, Mr Ofori-Atta said he was not before the Legislature to ask for more money, in apparent retort to what has become the norm.

“Mr Speaker, I’m not here today to ask for more money. I have not come to ask for more taxes”, he said.

Adding that the government is managing the economy with discipline and competence.

The review presentation is a requirement under the Public Financial Management Act.

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