March 4, 2013

The Minister of Finance Hon. Seth Terkper will present the 2013 Budget Statement and Economic Policy to Parliament on Tuesday, March 5, 2013.

The annual affair is expected to focus on the continuous stabilization of the economy, infrastructure development and accelerating growth.

It will also detail the achievements for 2012 year and government economic policies for the medium term.

In November 2012, under the tenure of Dr Kwabena Duffour, Parliament approved Expenditure in Advance of Appropriation for 2013 which ensured continues business of government during the first quarter of the year.

This will be the first Budget Statement and Economic Policy for 2013 to be delivered by Hon. Seth Terkper since his elevation to the position of Finance Minister.

Meanwhile the Minority in Parliament who have boycotted some activities in Parliament in pursuit of their court case challenging the results of the 2012 election, have indicated their readiness to sit through the presentation and also actively contribute to debating the budget statement.