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Ken Ofori-Atta to face parliament again on July 13

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The Minister for Finance, Ken Ofori-Atta, is programmed to present the mid-year budget review to Parliament on 13th July 2022.

According to the Majority Leader, it is possible that the Minister will table a request for the approval of supplementary estimates.

The presentation will come as Ghana prepares to head back to the International Monetary Fund for a bailout.

Indications are that the government’s latest revenue generation strategy, the electronic transfer levy, is woefully failing to meet government targets.

Though the government has not officially indicated how much the levy has accrued after two months, suggestions are that the government is raking in only 10 percent of the estimated revenue.

The government is believed to have been targeting revenue of GH¢600 million from the 1.5 percent levy on electronic financial transactions.

The government’s revenue target for 2022 from the levy is GH¢4.5 billion.

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