2023 Budget: Fuel Allocation to Political Appointees Slashed by 50% – Ofori-Atta

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The government has ordered all Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs) and State-Owned Enterprises (SOEs) to reduce the fuel allowance for public appointees by 50%.

Presenting the 2023 budget and economic statement to Parliament on Thursday, November 24, Ofori-Atta said the directive would come into force from January 2023.

“All MDAs, MMDAs and SOEs are required to reduce the fuel allowance to political appointees and heads of MDAs, MMDAs and SOEs by 50%. This directive applies to all methods of fuel allocation, including coupons, electronic cards, voucher systems and fuel depots.

“As a result, 50% of the budget allocation from previous years (2022) for fuel will be reserved for official business related to MDA, MMDA and SOE; Ban on the use of V8/V6 or its equivalent except for travel across the country. From January 2023, all government vehicles will be registered with GV Green license plates.

“Limited budgetary allocation for the purchase of vehicles. For the avoidance of doubt, the purchase of new vehicles will be limited to locally assembled vehicles,” Ofori-Atta said.

Budget 2023 focuses on government strategies to restore and stabilize the macroeconomy, build resilience, and promote inclusive growth and value creation.

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