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Government to roll out Ghc100 billion COVID-19 recovery programme – Ofori Atta


Government is set to roll out a Ghc100 billion Coronavirus recovery programme in the coming days. 

This initiative according to the government will help the country to bounce back to normal after the outbreak of the global pandemic.

This was made known to the general public by the Finance Minister while reading the mid-year budget review in parliament on Thursday 23rd July 2020 in Accra.

“Mr. Speaker, to ensure that we do not only survive this pandemic but recover and thrive, this Government is rolling out a three-and-a-half-year recovery and revitalization programme. The Coronavirus Alleviation & Revitalisation of Enterprises Support (CARES) programme allows us to recreate our economy and set it on a course that we yearn for. It will involve an investment of GHH¢100 billion from 2021 to 2023, of which GH¢70 billion will come from the private sector” he said.

“I consider the CARES programme truly ground-breaking as it requires radical reforms in government, particularly in revenue generation and a radical improvement in doing business for the private sector. It also adopts a whole-of-government implementation approach and fosters closer collaboration with the private sector to give a sustainable future to Ghanaians, as captured earlier” he added.

He also noted that the lives of Ghanaians will be transformed if the programme is rolled out.

“Mr. Speaker, as you can see, every aspect of the lives of Ghanaians would be dramatically impacted with the implementation of this program; ranging from what we eat, to where we live, to where we work,” he said.

By Amos Ekow Coffie  |

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