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2018 Budget From 'Asempa' budget to 'Adwuma' budget, Ofori-Atta sends Parliament into frenzy

The 2018 budget, which is coming on the back of the 2017 Asempa Budget, is the second for the Akufo-Addo administration since it took over the administration of the country in January 2016.

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Parliament went agog on Wednesday when the Finance Minister christened the 2018 budget he read to parliament as the “Adwuma budget” (Budget for job creation).

The 2018 budget, which is coming on the back of the 2017 Asempa Budget, is the second for the Akufo-Addo administration since it took over the administration of the country in January 2016.

The budget focused on areas including job creation, infrastructure, macroeconomic stability, agriculture, entrepreneurship, business growth, creating a Ghana beyond aid, debt management, corruption, public sector reforms among others, and a continuation of the 2017 budget initiatives.

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It also touched mainly on tax reforms, by hoping to bring in many people in the informal sector into the tax net.

Ahead of the budget presentation, many Ghanaians were wondering how the government and the opposition would describe it.

Mr Ken Ofori-Atta did not disappoint, as right before ending his delivery in parliament, he said: Mr. Speaker, jobs are here, ‘Adwuma re ba. I would like to present to you the ‘Adwuma’ Budget.”

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This received loud applause from the Majority Members of parliament (MPs), but as usual, their colleagues on the Minority side were not enthused.

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Amidst heckling, jeering and lifting of placards, the NDC side of the house chanted ‘419!’

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