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Gov’t bans purchase of imported vehicles for public sector

The government has announced that with immediate effect, it has imposed a complete moratorium on the purchase of imported vehicles for the rest of the year.

This was made known by Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta on measures to mitigate the economic crisis in the country on Thursday, March 24, 2022.

He said “With immediate effect, the government has imposed a complete moratorium on the purchase of imported vehicles for the rest of the year. This will affect all new orders, especially 4-wheel drives. We will ensure that the overall effect is to reduce total vehicle purchases by the public sector by at least 50 percent for the period.”

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“Again, with immediate effect Government has imposed a moratorium on all foreign travels, except pre-approved critical/statutory travels; Government will conclude on-going measures to eliminate “ghost” workers from the Government payroll by end December 2022,” he said.

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Ken Ofori-Atta added: “Discretionary spending is to be further cut by an additional 10%. The Ministry of Finance is currently meeting with MDAs to review their spending plans for the rest of the three (3) quarters to achieve the discretionary expenditure cuts; ii. these times call for very efficient use of energy resources.

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“In line with this, there will be a 50% cut in fuel coupon allocations for all political appointees and Heads of government institutions, including SOEs, effective 1st April 2022.”

Source: PulseGhana

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