2022 budget also known as the 'Agyenkwa Budget' which was thought to have been rejected on Friday has seen a new light in parliament today. As said by K.T Hammond that on Tuesday, 30th November 2021 the budget will be accepted and that what the minority were doing should be ignored. Indeed the house met today only to have the majority caucus present, none of the minority members were present.
The majority leader Hon Osei Kyei Mensah Bonsu affirmed that what the minority did in parliament on Friday was out of order as the required number of members to be present according to the Constitution under article 1041 were not. The Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Joe Wise, also supported the majority leader's statement and said they were all set to move ahead with a decision since the house numbered 137 with him inclusive adding up to 138.
He further explained that even though they were 138, not all of them were to respond yes or no but just a majority of the 138 present could respond accordingly to finalise it of which was done. As a majority responded in agreement to the 2022 budget.
The Finance Minister, Ken Ofori Atta in his statement after the budget was approved said even though the budget has been approved, they will address the concerns that were raised by the minority. He said that there was nothing to fear but to move in a united way and that the budget will help the government to achieve its goal of making Ghana go beyond aid.
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