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Workshop on the 2014 budget held

 

Accra, Dec. 4, GNA- Aid Effectiveness Forum (AEF) on Wednesday held a post budgetary workshop for participants to critically analyze the performance of the various sectors of the economy in 2013 and the outlook for 2014.  

 

Accra, Dec. 4, GNA- Aid Effectiveness Forum (AEF) on Wednesday held a post budgetary workshop for participants to critically analyze the performance of the various sectors of the economy in 2013 and the outlook for 2014.  

    Aid Effectiveness Forum is a nongovernmental organisation which is made up of 15 groups and they monitor the performance of the government in the economic sectors, especially the budget.

The workshop which was sponsored by the World Bank saw participants from Send Ghana, Ghana Anti Corruption Coalition, Alliance for Reproductive Health, Institute for Democratic Governance, among others.

     Mr George-Grandy Hallow, Doctoral Fellow of Institute of Statistical, Social and Economic Research, said the workshop was held for the participants to raise concerns and to also monitor the 2014 budget to make sure the government fulfilled its promise.

      He noted that the participants would focus on three aspects of the budget which were anti corruption, health, water and sanitation.

     Mr Hallow said after the workshop, the participants would issue a communiquĂ© on the 2014 budget, adding that they would discuss the appropriateness of the budget and examine whether  the allocations made were  in line with the government’s stated policy  priorities.

   He stressed that participants would explore discrepancies in issues neglected by the government budget, reveal true preferences and needs of citizens and also share the allocations to different groups, regions and sectors.

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