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The Minister of Finance Ken Ofori-Atta has introduced within the 2023 price range a freeze on employment into the civil and public service.

He additionally mentioned there shall be no new authorities businesses established in 2023.

He mentioned these whereas presenting the price range in Parliament on Thursday November 23.

Mr Ofori-Atta mentioned as a primary step towards expenditure rationalisation, authorities has permitted numerous directives which takes impact from January, 2023.

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These are “All Ministries, Departments and Businesses (MDAs), Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs) and State-Owned-Enterprises (SOEs) are directed to cut back gasoline allocations to Political Appointees and heads of MDAs, MMDAs and SOEs by 50%. This directive applies to all strategies of gasoline allocation together with coupons, digital playing cards, chit system, and gasoline depots. Accordingly, 50% of the earlier years (2022) price range allocation for gasoline shall be earmarked for official enterprise pertaining to MDAs, MMDAs and SOEs;

“A ban on the usage of V8s/V6s or its equal apart from cross nation journey. All
authorities autos can be registered with GV inexperienced quantity plates from
January 2023; Restricted budgetary allocation for the acquisition of autos. For the avoidance of doubt, buy of latest autos shall be restricted to domestically assembled autos;

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“Solely important official overseas journey throughout authorities together with SOEs shall be
allowed. No official overseas journey shall be allowed for board members.”

The Finance Minister added “Accordingly, all authorities establishments ought to submit a journey plan for the yr 2023 by mid-December of all anticipated travels to the Chief of Workers;  So far as doable, conferences and workshops needs to be performed inside the official atmosphere or authorities services; Authorities sponsored exterior coaching and Workers Improvement actions on the Workplace of the President, Ministries and SOEs have to be placed on maintain for the 2023 monetary yr; Discount of expenditure on appointments together with wage freezes along with suspension of sure allowances like housing, utilities and clothes, and so forth.;

“A freeze on new tax waivers for overseas firms and evaluation of tax exemptions totally free zone, mining, oil and fuel firms; A hiring freeze for civil and public servants, No new authorities businesses shall be established in 2023; There shall be no hampers for 2022;  There shall be no printing of diaries, notepads, calendars and different promotional, merchandise by MDAs, MMDAs and SOEs for 2024;  All non-critical mission have to be suspended for 2023 Monetary yr.”

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