Ghanaian government begins a 3-day cabinet retreat to assess the effects of COVID-19 on the economy

Ghana’s President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and his cabinet will later today, Thursday (May 7, 2020), go on a 3-day retreat where they will assess the impact of the novel coronavirus on the country’s economy.

Information Minister, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah

They will use data gathered during this period to assess all sectors of the economy.

This was made known to the public by the Minister for Information, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah.

He said the government currently 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.

He added that all ministers have been asked to provide reports on the impact of COVID-19 on their respective sectors and make recommendations on how the sectors can recover.

He explained that the review and information from the retreat will help 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.”

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