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The Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta, will on Wednesday present the 2018 Budget and Economic Policy of the government to Parliament, in which he will be seeking approval to spend some GHC61 billion.

The amount is needed to anchor the government’s agenda of moving the economy beyond the reliance on foreign support or aid.

The budget is, therefore, expected to focus on ensuring macroeconomic stability, transforming agriculture and industry, strengthening social protection and inclusion, building on economic and social infrastructure and reforming public service delivery institutions.

Minister for Energy, Boakye Agyarko has hinted that Ghana will supply 100 megawatts of power daily to Burkina Faso, and works on transmission lines from Bolgatanga to Burkina Faso for the supply has already begun.

He explained that Ghana supplying power to Burkina Faso is not a new thing. “We have been supplying power to Burkina Faso in a smaller quantity of 0.5 megawatts since 2003, but it moved to 9.2 megawatts in 2013, but it has now got to the point that Burkina Faso have embarked on a development agenda and need more power, and Ghana has agreed to supply power to a tune of 100 megawatts.”

Agyarko made this known when the Burkinabe Energy Minister, Professor Alfa Oumar Dissa, paid him a courtesy visit yesterday in Accra to address pertinent issues facing the two countries as far as energy is concerned.