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The 2023 budget is critical; let's do it for Ghana - Gabby 'begs' NDC lawmakers

Gabby Asare Otchere-Darko, a prominent member of the New Patriotic Party, has urged the Minority caucus to help the Majority in ensuring that the 2023 budget is reviewed and adopted without hiccups.

The Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta, is scheduled to present the 2023 budget to Parliament on Thursday, November 24, but members of both the Minority and Majority parties have announced their intention to boycott the presentation.

The NPP's national leadership and Council of Elders intervened on Tuesday to break the standoff between NPP members of the Majority Caucus and the President over the Finance Minister's dismissal.

As a resolution to the current standoff, a joint statement issued by Majority Chief Whip Frank Annoh-Dompreh and NPP General Secretary Justin Koduah asked Majority MPs to put their demands on hold until discussions for the International Monetary Fund (IMF) bail-out were finished.

Mr Otchere-Darko, a relative of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, stated in a tweet on Wednesday that the ratification of the 2023 budget is important to the country's income generating efforts.

"Thursday's budget for 2022 is critical. It cannot face the same fate as the 2022 budget and revenue measures. If not passed, it could completely derail negotiations with the Fund. Its income generating metrics are critical to this. We implore the NDC to join the NPP in this effort for Ghana."

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Frank Annoh-Dompreh Ghana Minority New Patriotic Party Otchere-Darko


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