No MMDA should give out hampers this Chistmas – Ofori-Atta

No MMDA should give out hampers this Chistmas – Ofori-Atta

Public sector staff, Municipal Metropolitans and District Assemblies (MMDAs) have been requested not to give out hampers to their stakeholders this Christmas.

Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta introduced this resolution on Thursday whereas presenting the 2023 Budget in Parliament.

The resolution kinds a part of the government’s measures to rationalise its expenditures within the wake of the prevailing financial hardship.

“There shall be no hampers for 2022,” the Minister acknowledged.

Mr. Ofori-Atta additional introduced the ban on the printing of diaries, notepads and calendars by MMDAs and SOEs from 2024.

“There shall be no printing of diaries, notepads, calendars and other promotional merchandise by MDAs, MMDAs and SOEs for 2024,” he added.

“All non-critical projects must be suspended for the 2023 financial year.”

The Minister said the transfer is geared in direction of expenditure rationalisation, within the wake of the financial woes.

In addition to the discount in expenditure, MDAs, MMDAs and SOEs have been directed to scale back gasoline allocations by 50% to government appointees.

“All MDAs, MMDAs and SOEs are directed to reduce fuel allocations 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, chit systems, and fuel depots. Accordingly, 50% of the previous year’s (2022) budget allocation for fuel shall be earmarked for official business pertaining to MDAs, MMDAs, and SOEs,” he directed.

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