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Gov’t freezes public sector employment effective January 2023

Gov’t freezes public sector employment effective January 2023

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Gov’t freezes public sector employment effective January 2023

A restriction on hiring civil servants has been announced by Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta, and it will take effect in January 2023.

On Thursday, Mr. Ofori Atta delivered the 2023 Budget and Economic Policy to Parliament. He also disclosed that only locally assembled vehicles would be allowed for new vehicle purchases, and that the amount of fuel coupons given to political appointees and the heads of MDAs, MMDAs, and SOEs would be reduced by 50%.

A section of the statement reads

“Mr. Speaker, the Government has adopted the following instructions, which go into effect in January 2023, as a first step toward the rationalization of expenditures: Political appointees and the heads of MDAs, MMDAs, and SOEs are to receive a 50% fuel allocation reduction from all MDAs, MMDAs, and SOEs.

This rule is applicable to all fuel distribution techniques, including fuel depots, electronic cards, coupons, and chit systems. As a result, 50% of the fuel budget for the prior year (2022) must be set aside for MDA, MMDA, and SOE official business;

A prohibition on the use of V8/V6

“A prohibition on the use of V8/V6 engines or their equivalent, with the exception of cross-country trips. starting in January 2023, all government vehicles would be registered with GV green license plates; little money set aside in the budget for buying cars.

For the avoidance of confusion, only locally produced vehicles may be purchased as new vehicles;

Constitutionally, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-President Addo’s is represented in the presentation of the budget by the Finance Minister.

The 2023 Annual Budget Statement

The 2023 Annual Budget Statement and Economic Policy of Government will be laid before Parliament on Thursday, November 24, 2022, in accordance with Article 179 of the 1992 Constitution and Section 21 of the Public Financial Management Act, 2016 (Act 921), according to a statement from the Finance Ministry. End of statement from the finance minister, Mr. Ken Ofori Atta

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