Second Deputy Majority Leader Habib Iddrisu dismissed claims that the government provided the International Monetary Fund (IMF) with inaccurate macroeconomic figures.
Deputy Tolon argued that the IMF, with such credibility and credentials, could not have accepted any macroeconomic figures from the Ministry of Finance.
Habib Iddrisu reacted to the allegations about Newsfile by former Deputy Finance Minister Mona Quartey that Economic Management provided the IMF with incorrect macroeconomic figures.
The former Deputy Minister of Finance, contributing to the discussions on the same program, said “there must be a change in the economic management team. This team is no longer credible. This is a team that has not only lied to Ghanaians outside your party but they have lied to you. [Akufo-Addo]. And the IMF found them out. The figures they gave; the macroeconomic figures they gave were not correct”.
But MP Tolon said such allegations were not true.
“We must respect the IMF institution, especially since they do the due diligence. They are a credible organization, they will not sit down and say that the government of Ghana is giving them wrong information and they are just taking such information.
“It’s never true that the government gave them wrong information,” he said NewsfileSaturday.
The parliamentarian rather believes that the negotiations with the IMF are moving at a faster pace for the country to secure a program.
He indicated that the government will conclude negotiations with the Fund before November 15 and include the program in the 2023 budget.
“The IMF has confidence and trust in this government and the president… At the end of the day, the 2023 budget will be presented and I am very confident from where I am that the negotiations with the IMF will be concluded by then. and they will be incorporated in the budget,” he added.
This, he said, will happen because of “credible people at the Ministry of Finance”.
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