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Since assuming office in January 2017, President Akufo-Addo noted that his government has now finally been able to bring the fiscal deficit under some control, which hovered around 7.3% at the end of 2016, to under 3.9%. "It is my intention that we keep it there. We keep it there because it is the signal to investors, it is the signal to those who look at the fundamentals of your economy, that the basic elements of that economy are in a good state," he added. The efforts of his government at managing the economy, the President said, has meant that "we are attracting companies like Volkswagen and Nissan, Synotruck, Renault, Suzuki. All of these are taking a big interest in Ghana. "The tech giant, Google, is taking steps to start establishing an artificial intelligence centre in Ghana. All of this is because they consent that there are discipline and systemic management in our national economy and its public finances." Fiscal discipline, according to President Akufo-Addo, has to be