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Government begins 3-day cabinet retreat to assess COVID-19 impact on economy

The President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and his cabinet will later today, Thursday, May 7, 2020, begin a 3-day retreat to review data gathered on the effects of COVID-19 on all sectors of the economy.

The Minister for Information, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah who made this known to the public said the government now has more concrete data on the impact of COVID-19 on the various sectors including education and health.

“President Akufo-Addo and his cabinet over the next three days will commence a process of examining data so far gathered on the impact of COVID-19 across all sectors in Ghana,” he said at a press conference on Thursday, May 7, 2020.

Kojo Oppong Nkrumah said all ministers have been directed to present reports about the impact of COVID-19 on their respective sectors and make recommendations on how the sectors can recover.

He said the information from the retreat will enhance in putting together the 2020 mid-year budget review.

“The President has instructed all ministers to present reports on their sectors and profer recommendations for recovery at a cabinet retreat starting today [Thursday] and will go on for the next three days…The Government of Ghana will examine the observed impact, the recommendations that are being made, the implications and will enhance preparations for laying same before Parliament during the mid-year review,” he said.

 

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