Second Deputy Majority Chief Whip, Habib Iddrisu says government will complete negotiations with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) before the 2023 Budget will be presented to Parliament.

The Tolon MP is convinced that government will secure a bailout for the country before November 15.

Speaking on Newsfile, Saturday, he said due to the confidence and trust imposed by the IMF in Akufo-Addo’s government, negotiations have been at a fast pace to secure a programme for the country.

“The IMF has trust and confidence in this government and the President for that matter…At the end of the day, the 2023 Budget will be presented and I am very convinced from where I sit that the negotiations with IMF will be concluded by then and will be incorporated in the budget.

“I am convinced that by the 15th of November the budget that will be presented in Parliament will have incorporated in it the IMF programme,” he said.

This, he said would happen because of the “credible people at the Finance Ministry”.

Meanwhile, the lawmaker has debunked claims that the government provided inaccurate macroeconomic figures to the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

The Tolon MP argued that the IMF with such credibility and credentials could not have accepted just any macroeconomic figures from the Finance Ministry.

Habib Iddrisu was reacting to allegations on Newsfile by Former Deputy Finance Minister, Mona Quartey that the Economic Management provided incorrect macro-economic numbers to the IMF.

“We need to respect the institution IMF, especially since due diligence is done by them. They are a credible organization, they will not just sit down and say that the government of Ghana is giving them wrong information and they just take information like that.

“It is never true that government has provided them with wrong information,” he said on Newsfile, Saturday.

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