The parliament of Ghana has approved the 2022 Budget statement and Economic Policy dubbed ‘Agyenkwa Budget’ which was presented to the by the finance minister, Ken Ofori-Atta, on behalf of the President, Nana Addo Dankwah Akuffo-Addo, with only the majority side of the house present.
The first deputy speaker, Joseph Osei-Owusu, who sat in for the speaker of parliament, Alban Sumana Kingsford Bagbin, proclaimed that the earlier rejection of the budget by was null and void because parliament did not have more than half of the members at the voting on the budget
The earlier rejection of the budget was done by the minority side of the house after the majority side of the house decided to stage a walkout before the motion was put before the house. It would appear same has been done this time around but this time round majority being the beneficiaries as the budget was approved in the absence of the minority.
The First Deputy Speaker, Joseph Osei-Owusu, who sat in for the Speaker said on Tuesday that “The House has adopted the Financial statement and approved the budget statement for the ensuring year ending 31st December 2021.”
“This House has approved the budget and economic statement,” he noted.