The government assesses the impact of economic interventions from June 27

The government will conduct a series of engagements with key sector players within the economy from Monday to Wednesday to assess the impact of the economic mitigation measures that were announced in March this year.

The exercise should enable the government to determine whether the measures have sufficiently cushioned the adverse effects of recent global crises.

Information Minister Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, who revealed this during an interview with reporters in Accra on Sunday, said the pledges will also allow government ministers to consider what more can be done to support Ghanaians in these difficult times.

President Akufo-Addo met his ministers at a retreat earlier this year to take stock of the effects of global crises and then outlined response measures.

The relief included opening the country’s land borders, easing general Covid-19 restrictions, steps to stop currency depreciation and rising fuel prices occasioned by the global economic crisis, and cuts in government spending.

This week’s pledges will allow ministers to assess the impact of the measures ahead of a mid-year cabinet review.

The president’s senior adviser, Yaw Osafo Marfo, is expected to chair the engagements and report to the cabinet by Thursday.

Ministers expected to attend include Agriculture Minister Dr. Owusu Afriyie Akoto; Transport Minister Kwaku Ofori Asiamah; Local Government Minister Daniel Botwe; Acting Minister of Gender, Cecilia Abena Dapaah; Minister of Commerce, Alan Kyerematen and Mr. Oppong Nkrumah.

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