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NPP Promises, the 2018 Budget Must Capture

The New Patriotic Party(NPP), in their 2016 Manifesto and during these few months in office have made a lot of promises which must be captured in the 2018 budget, yet to be presented to Parliament.

Below are a list of promises, we expect the 2018 budget to capture:

A. Growing the economy by 9% - Nana Addo President Nana Addo during the 25th National Delegates Conference of the NPP promised to grow the economy by 9% in 2018.

B. Tax Reductions – Kwaku Kwarteng Deputy Finance Minister, Kwaku Kwarteng promised Ghanaians to expect more tax reductions in the 2018 budget. “ We provided quite many tax reliefs in the 2017 budget. We will do some more in the 2018 budget, but we are careful to manage this in such a way that will ultimately strengthen the economy rather than weaken it” he said.

C. Allocate GHC 1 Billion to Free SHS – Bawumia Vice President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia at Tamale Senior High School during the launch of the free Senior High School policy announced the intention of Government to allocate GHC 1 billion to the free SHS program of Government. “We didn’t think is something that is going to be cheap. Next year, we will spend about a billion cedis on free SHS” he revealed

D. Reduction In Electricity Tariff – Nana Addo President Nana Addo promised Ghanaians to expect a reduction in electricity tariffs in the 2018 budget. The President made this promise during the 6 Association of Ghana Industries and Quality Awards held at the state Banquet Hall in Accra.

E. More Jobs – Nana Addo The 2018 budget is expected to cough out a lot of jobs for the teeming unemployed youth. President Nana Addo during a durbar of chiefs and people in Ga Mashie at Matse Agbona promised more jobs.

F. Funding For “Priority” Roads – Kwasi Amoako Priority roads especially the Eastern corridor roads are expected to see a lot of funding from Government for the commencement of works. Minister for Roads and Highways, Mr Kwasi Amoako Atta made this promise on Friday, November 10, 2017 at Parliament.

- By Nathaniel Alpha GhanaElection Promises

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