PricewaterhouseCoopers (Ghana) Ltd. (PwC)   |   2011
Type: Progress Report
Topic: Livelihoods
Country: Ghana
The theme for the 2012 Budget ‘’Infrastructural Development for Accelerated Growth and Job Creation’’ is reflective of the Government of Ghana’s continuing pursuit of its ‘’Better Ghana’’ agenda. The focus of the 2012 Budget is on the provision of key infrastructure in various sectors of the economy to stimulate growth and support the private sector to create more jobs to improve the incomes of Ghanaians. It is also worth noting that Ghana has met all four convergence criteria (single digit inflation of 8.6%, external reserves of 3 months import cover, fiscal deficit excluding grants to GDP ratio of 1.9% and Central Bank financing 0%) for the West African Monetary Zone (WAMZ) as at June 2011 for the first time since the programme commenced in 2001.