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    GHANA'S COMMISSIONER FOR FINANCE, BRIGADIER AFRIFA INAUGURATED ON THURSDAY (9 NOV) A SEVEN-MAN FINANCE BOARD AT THE MINISTRY OF ECONOMIC AFFAIRS IN ACCRA.

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    BOARD MEMBERS; BRIGADIER AFRIFA SPEAKING; MR JUSTICE CRABBE SPEAKING.




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    Background: GHANA'S COMMISSIONER FOR FINANCE, BRIGADIER AFRIFA INAUGURATED ON THURSDAY (9 NOV) A SEVEN-MAN FINANCE BOARD AT THE MINISTRY OF ECONOMIC AFFAIRS IN ACCRA. THE BOARD WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR EFFECTIVE CONTROL OF FINANCIAL ADMINISTRATION OF THE GOVERNMENT.

    SPEAKING AT THE OPENING MEETING, BRIGADIER AFRIFA, WHO IS ALSO A MEMBER OF THE NATIONAL LIBERATION COUNCIL, SAID THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE BOARD WAS DESIGNED TO PREVENT A REPETITION OF THE CONDITIONS WHICH EXISTED UNDER THE FORMER GOVERNMENT OF DR NKRUMAH.

    HE SAID THAT UNDER SUCH CONDITIONS, NOT ONLY WERE OFFICIALS OF THE MINISTRY OF FINANCE UNABLE TO FULLFILL THEIR NORMAL ROLE OF CONTROLLING EXPENDITURE THROUGH THE BUDGET, BUT THE BUDGETARY PROVISIONS WERE EXCEEDED AT THE WHIM OF ANY MINISTER ACTING EITHER ON HIS OWN OR UNDER PRESIDENTIAL ORDERS.

    MEMBERS OF THE BOARD, WHO INCLUDE MR ALBERT ADOMAKO, GOVERNOR OF THE BANK OF GHANA, AND M. K.GYASI-TWUM, PRINCIPLE SECRETARY OF THE MINISTRY OF FINANCE, WILL MEET UNDER THE CHAIRMANSHIP OF MR JUSTICE AZZU CRABBE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAA78DQO1ZYUOI185MY051J6OG
    Media URN:
    VLVAA78DQO1ZYUOI185MY051J6OG
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/11/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    MP4
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:08:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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