Right Honourable Speaker, Honourable Members of Parliament, on the authority of His Excellency, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, I beg to move that this august House approves the Mid-Year Fiscal Policy Review of the Budget Statement and Economic Policy of the Government of Ghana for the 2021 Financial Year, which I present today, 29th July 2021.
Mr. Speaker, I am performing this function in fulfilment of section 28 of the Public Financial Management Act, 2016 (Act 921).
Mr. Speaker, in December 2020, the people of Ghana renewed their confidence in the President for another four-year term. Let me take this opportunity to thank His Excellency the President for the confidence he retains in the Ministry of Finance Team, and for the privilege and opportunity to continue in this national service of managing the economy and our public finances for another four years. I also wish to extend my deepest gratitude to Hon. Osei Kyei Mensah Bonsu for the outstanding delivery of the 2021 Budget Statement and Economic Policy of Government in March.
Mr. Speaker, I want to personally thank you for your noble and wise leadership over this historically unique composition of this 8th Parliament and to assure you that Government will continue to work with you and this House to deliver on the priority needs of the people.
I recognise the historic nature of this second term, and as indicated at my vetting, I commit to ensuring the protection of the public purse and the transformation of the economy.