ACCRA: Ghana's cocoa production stands at 794,841 tonnes so far this season – or about 88% of its 900,000-tonne forecast, Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta told parliament in a mid-year budget speech on Monday.

Ofori-Atta also said Ghana's government had slightly revised up its GDP growth forecast to 7.1% this year from 7.6% previously, but still up on the 6.7% growth posted last year.

The fiscal deficit was also slightly revised up to 4.5% against a previous forecast of 4.3%, he said.

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