The Minority in Parliament few days ago rejected the 2022 “Agyenkwa” Budget Statement which they [Minority in Parliament] described as a “killer” budget because of the additional burden it would place on the Ghanaian if approved.
The Speaker of Parliament, Rt. Hon. Alban Sumana Bagbin is currently out of the country and as such, the First Deputy Speaker and Member of Parliament for Bekwai Constituency, Hon. Joseph Osei-Owusu presided over today’s sitting.
The Minority also boycotted today’s sitting just like the Majority did few days ago. The Majority leader, Hon. Osei Kyei Mensah-Bonsu moved a motion for the voting organized few days which saw the rejection of the 2022 Budget Statement to be declared null and void and a new voting process carried out since the provisions under the 1992 Constitution was not met. The demands of the Majority were granted. The 2022 Budget Statement was then approved by the one-sided House.
Article 104 of The 1992 Constitution
As it stands, many are confused as to what the Constitution says about the voting rights of Hon. Joseph Osei-Owusu who is the MP for Bekwau Constituency and also holds the position as the First Deputy Speaker. So now, which one stands, the rejection of the budget by the Minority few days ago or its approval by the Majority today? Let us know your thoughts by leaving all your comments below.
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