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Martin Amidu finally reacts to the rejection of the 2022 budget

Martin Alamisi Burnes Kaiser Amidu, the former Special Prosecutor has also voiced out his views on the ongoing debate, on the 2022 budget statement that was reject in parliament, on Friday 26, November 2021 by the Minority NDC.

Martin Amidu who resigned from the job of the Special Prosecutor, in his latest comment has stated that “The Nana Akufo-Addo’s side, of the equally divided Parliament knew, that it did not have the numbers to have its way, even if the independent Member of Parliament chose to cast his vote, with the Nana Akufo-Addo side of Parliament on November 26, 2021”.


According to him, the reason given by the ruling NPP caucus in parliament, for walking out from the chamber, when the Speaker was about to take the vote on the Budget, is not supportable under the 1992 Constitution, or the Standing Orders of Parliament.

The former Special Prosecutor explained that, Mr. Aseidu Nketia, (the General Secretary of the National Democratic Congress-NDC) or any other Ghanaian, has a constitutional right to sit in the public gallery of parliament, during parliamentary proceedings, and that, it was somewhat ironic ,that the Majority NPP caucus would stage a walk-out on account of Asiedu Nketia’s presence in Parliament’s public gallery.

Still on the 2022 budget rejection, Mr. Martin Amidu said, that “What happened on November 26, 2021, with the rejection of the 2022 Budget Statement, was only the first redemption by those who shamefully let this country down on 29th March 2021, when they joined in approving this Minister of Finance nominee by consensus in a voice vote, for appointment despite outstanding queries at his vetting”.

 

Mr. Amidu again urged Ghanaians to be “alert to the Kabuki dance, in whatever futile form it takes, to reverse the irreversible rejection of the 2022 Budget Statement by Parliament”.

 

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