In an interview with Emefa Apawu on JoyNews‘ The Probe, he stated that government is willing to make sacrifices for the country.
Oppong Nkrumah added, “It is fair to remind ourselves that already some cuts have taken place, in addition to those cuts it is also fair to continuously examine where some further cuts can take place. I have never attended any government meeting that says government is closed to further cuts.”
He noted that a lot is expected from the government, which requires human resources to satisfy those needs.
“We're the same people who are asking for more public sector jobs, the budgetary allocation for ministries to be released so that they can deliver on the social contracts, we are the same people asking for more roads in our constituencies, we are the same people asking for exemptions from the Domestic Debt Exchange. So in one breath, we are all agreeing that the government should, as much as possible, look at ways to cut its expenditure commitments, in another breath, we are all demanding our share of the national cake,” he said.
The government has already implemented some expenditure cuts, and the Information Minister has assured Ghanaians that the government is open to making further cuts to help mitigate the effects of the economic crisis.