“As part of measures to ensure free and fair elections in 2020, the government will provide the Electoral Commission with all the resources needed to conduct the national elections”, Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta has announced.

Presenting the 2020 budget at Parliament on Wednesday, November 13, Mr.Ofori Atta said the move is in line with the government’s efforts to prevent conflicts and maintain the peace in the country.

He also noted that it is part of the government’s plans to avoid wastage of resources by spending excessively during election times.

He said “In spite of the year being an election year, let me repeat that President Akufo-Addo and his government would ensure that the perennial excessive spending during such periods will not happen in 2020. We shall work within the 2020 appropriated resource envelope and avert to the Fiscal Responsibility Act to maintain fiscal discipline. We would do so because the nation needs it”.

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