Going on Cabinet retreat is a prominent feature of Ghana’s Government’s yearly activities but coronavirus will be top of the agenda this time round.
Ghana’s Cabinet is scheduled to go on a retreat, with the view to assessing the adverse impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the country’s economy.
Information Minister, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, told journalists in the national capital on Thursday, May 7, 2020, during a press briefing.
He says President Nana Akufo-Addo and his cabinet are to begin a 3-day retreat to review Covid-19 data and its effect on all sectors of the Ghanaian economy.
He told the media: “President Akufo-Addo and his cabinet over the next three days will commence a process of examining data so far gathered on the impact of Covid-19 across all sectors in Ghana.”
A scene from a previous retreat; photo sourced from Kasapa
According to him, the Ghanaian government currently has more concrete data on the impact of Covid-19 on the various sectors including education and health.
The Minister revealed that all ministers have therefore been directed to present reports about the impact of Covid-19 on their respective sectors as well as make recommendations on how the sectors can recover.
The outcome of the retreat is expected to enhance the 2020 mid-year budget review which will be presented to Parliament, according to him.