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Cape Coast MP Raises Concern Over 2022 Budget Confusion

The Member of Parliament (MP) for Cape Coast South in the Central Region on the ticket of the National Democratic Congress, Kweku George Ricketts-Hagan has expressed concern over the chaos that characterized the approval of the 2022 Budget Statement and Economic Policy of Government.

According to the former Deputy Finance Minister, a delay in the approval of the budget may not augur well for the country.

He has therefore called on both sides in the house to reach a consensus to approve the 2022 budget.

He thus advised the two sides of the house to engage each other to get the budget passed.

“I pray and hope that on Tuesday [November 30, 2021] when we get into the house, instead of coming to be at each other’s throat, or taking on the Speaker, we should rather look at how to address this issue.”

“For me, it is a second opportunity for us to sit properly and see how we can get this budget passed, else people will not get their salaries and we will not be able to spend on all the areas that we will add value to the economy.”

His comment comes in the wake of Parliament’s rejection of the 2022 budget presented to the House by the Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta.

Even though the Majority were not present to participate in the exercise, the Speaker said their absence could not prevent the House from proceeding with the business of the day.

However, the agitated NPP MPs are of the view that Parliament has not constitutionally rejected the budget.



Source: DGN


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