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Gov’t Declares A Hiring Freeze For Civil Servants And Other Public Employees



A hiring freeze for positions in the public and civil sectors has been announced by Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta.

On Thursday, November 24, the finance minister, Ken Ofori-Atta made this declaration while reading the 2023 budget to Parliament.

The government claims that the decision is a part of its expenditure controls meant to save the nation’s money, according to the finance minister.

The budgetary measure that was presented to Parliament read as follows: “A hiring freeze for civil and public servants.” 

In addition, a restriction on the use of V8s/V6s or its equivalent, with the exception of cross-country trips, is one of the additional measures.

As a matter of fact, from January 2023, all government vehicles will be registered with GV green license plates.

Below Are Parts Of The Statement

“Only essential official foreign travel across government including SOEs shall be allowed. No official foreign travel shall be allowed for board members.

Accordingly, all government institutions should submit a travel plan for the year 2023 by mid-December of all expected travels to the Chief of Staff

A freeze on new tax waivers for foreign companies and a review of tax exemptions
for the free zone, mining, oil, and gas companies.

No new government agencies shall be established in 2023.

There shall be no printing of diaries, notepads, calendars and other promotional
merchandise by MDAs, MMDAs, and SOEs for 2024; All non-critical project must be suspended for 2023 Financial year”.

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