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Ghana Committed to Achieving Revised Budget Deficit, Kwetey Says

July 22, 2011

July 22 (Bloomberg) -- Ghana is committed to achieving its revised budget deficit forecast of 5.1 percent of gross domestic product for 2011, said Fifi Kwetey, the deputy finance minister.

Parliament approved a supplementary budget that increased spending by 1.5 billion cedis for the year, Kwetey said in a telephone interview today from Accra, the capital.

To contact the reporter on this story: Ekow Dontoh in Johannesburg at edontoh@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Gordon Bell at gbell16@bloomberg.net


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