Government has spent GH8¢40 million on 97, 373 beneficiaries recruited under the Nation Builders Corps (NaBCO), which is an initiative to reduce graduate unemployment in the country.
Additionally, 7,500 sheep have been supplied to farmers in the Upper West, Northern and Oti Regions, while 30,000 cockerels were distributed to 3,000 farmers in the Upper West, Ashanti, Eastern, Northern and Greater Accra Regions under the Rearing for Food and Jobs Programmes.
In his Budget Statement and Economic Policy of the Government of Ghana for the 2020 Financial Year presentation to Parliament in Accra on Wednesday under the theme: “Consolidating the gains for growth, jobs and prosperity for all”, Mr Ken Ofofri-Atta, the Finance Minister said Government was also spending GH¢2.2 million this academic year on 1.2 million students under the Free Senior High School Policy.
Touching on the railway sector, Mr Ofori-Atta said the government had completed the Accra-Suburban, Kojokrom -Tarkwa and Achimota – Nsawam rail lines while old Railway Training School and two workshops located at Essikado and Sekondi had received major refurbishments and facelifts.
The presentation of the Budget is in accordance with Article 179 of the 1992 Constitution, which required the Government to present its financial policy plan for the next fiscal year to Parliament for consideration and subsequent approval.