COVID-19: Finance Minister preparing stimulus package-Gov’t

The president has directed the finance minister to build the economic impact assessment of the outbreak of the coronavirus, Information Minister Kojo Oppong Nkrumah has disclosed.

He was speaking to journalists today [Thursday] on the measures adopted by the government to manage the economic impact of the outbreak on the local economy.

”The president has instructed the minister responsible for finance to first off all build the economic impact assessment which he did about two weeks ago and presented part of it to parliament. But he has also further instructed him to work out the implications of any further measures of the economy and how to put in a stimulus programme to ensure that these measures don’t adversely hurt the economy and people.”

The Minister of Finance he revealed will brief the people of Ghana through Parliament once he is done.


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