The Members of the Minority in Parliament shot down the 2022 Budget Statement and asked that it be reviewed and brought back to Parliament for approval. The Members of the Majority in Parliament also insist that the rejection of the 2022 Budget Statement by the 137 NDC MPs was unconstitutional and illegal and as such they would bring the budget back for approval soon.
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo took to his Twitter handle to comment on sections of the 'rejected' 2022 Budget Statement. He posted about the YouStart Initiative which was included in the 2022 Budget Statement. In the post, it stated that under the YouStart Initiative, the Ghanaian youth would be granted soft loans up to the tune of GH¢ 50,000 to set up their own enterprises. The Government of Ghana believes that this is the way forward to reduce unemployment in the country since the Finance Minister stated some time ago that Government's payroll was full. The Government also believes that the YouStart Initiative would serve as the engine to create more young Ghanaian entrepreneurs.
Check below for the post of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo:
Some section of Ghanaians support this initiative by the government. Many believe that this initiative would indeed help in the reduction of unemployment rate in the country. These individuals reiterated their support by stating that unemployment in the country would have seen a drastic reduction if the opposition NDC who shot down the budget had provided such loans to only members of the NDC. An example was given to be the Tertiary Educational Institutions Network (TEIN).
Check below for some of the reactions from Ghanaians:
Do you support the rejection of the budget? Do you believe that the YouStart Initiative is the way forward for the Ghanaian youth? Which of the two governments has had the highest unemployment rate during its tenure? The NDC or the NPP? Let us know your thoughts by leaving all your comments below.
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