Dr. Yusif Sulemana has implored the government to ensure that the mid-year budget review lessens the burden on consumers because that is what countries all over the world are doing to help their citizens.
The mid-year budget review set to be read today, July 25, has become one of the most expected reviews in recent times because of the many conversations and concerns about the economy and the finance minister.
Presently, many Ghanaians as a matter of urgency are expecting that the usain bolt prices of fuel and the almighty E-levy challenges will be addressed. Generally, many Ghanaians hope that the budget will announce policies and measures that will help mitigate the harsh realities of the economy.
Adding his voice to the popular cry in an interview, Dr. Yusif Sulemana, an energy expert, thinks that the business of the mid-year budget should be to lessen the burden on consumers.
The finance minister, Mr Ken Ofori Atta is expected to provide information on how revenue and expenditure performed in the first half of the year, as well as figures on the country’s current budget deficit.
The government through the finance minister is also expected to speak to their decision to reach out to the International Monetary Fund for assistance despite their earlier position on developing home-grown solutions to address the econmic challenges in the country.