ACCRA, June 17 Ghana plans to reduce its public
sector wage bill to 35 percent of government revenue in three
years as part of a plan to restore macro economic stability, one
of its deputy finance minister's says.
"We are vigorously pursuing an action plan to make the wage
bill sustainable," Casie Ato Forson told Reuters.
The public sector wage bill is the single biggest
contributor to an imbalance between government spending and
revenue in Ghana, a country that produces cocoa, gold and oil
but is struggling with rising inflation, a falling currency and
a stubborn budget deficit.
The government says a 2012 public sector salary package
accounted for nearly 70 percent of its revenues.
(Editing by Jeremy Gaunt)