Ghana has been adjudged one of the best countries that have effectively managed the COVID-19 crisis, the Finance Minister, Mr Ken Ofori-Atta has said.
Presenting a budget to cater for the first quarter of 2021 in Parliament Wednesday, [October 28, 2020], the Minister explained that an increase in business and consumer confidence was a sign of the government’s efficient management of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Indeed our efforts have been adjudged as among the best three in the world. Mr. Speaker, the robustness of our macro-economic fundamentals and the efficacy of Government’s COVID-19 mitigation measures have been borne out by recent indicators.”
“According to the Bank of Ghana’s surveys in August 2020, consumer confidence is bouncing back strongly and is currently above pre-COVID-19 lockdown levels. Business confidence has also increased, although below pre-lockdown levels,” said the Minister.
Mr. Ofori-Atta outlined some policies including the Obaantanpa programme and the provision of free water and electricity as some of the provisions made by the government to cushion Ghanaians in the wake of the pandemic.