The Information Minister says the Akufo-Addo government has not sidelined the idea of cutting expenditure amid the economic crisis.
Speaking on JoyNews’ The Probe, the Minister said government is still open to the idea of making sacrifices for the country.
He said this on Sunday, April 16, when discussing the topic “Ghana’s IMF Quest: The Spring Meeting”
“It is fair to remind ourselves that already some cuts have taken place, in addition to those cuts it is also fair to continuously examine where some further cuts can take place. I have never attended any government meeting that says government is closed to further cuts.
“From what I know, government is very open to any further cuts that it can undertake to ensure that pressures on expenditure are held in abeyance,” he told Emefa Apawu.
Mr Oppong Nkrumah however noted that a lot is expected from government. Therefore, the need for human resources to satisfy those needs.
“We’re the same people who are asking for more public sector jobs, the budgetary allocation for ministries to be released so that they can deliver on the social contracts, we are the same people asking for more roads in our constituencies, we are the same people asking for exemptions from the Domestic Debt Exchange.
“So in one breath we all agreeing that government should as much as possible look at ways to cut its expenditure commitments in another breath we are all demanding our share of the national cake,” he said.