May 25, 2022

E-Levy Approved By Parliament After Minority Rejected It

The Majority in Parliament has today November 30, 2021, approved the 2022 Budget Statement and Economic Policy of government presented by Minister for Finance, Ken Ofori-Atta on the 17th of November this year.

This comes following earlier confusion on whether or not the budget had been rejected at Friday’s Parliamentary sitting.

The Majority side accused the Speaker of the House, Alban Bagbin for acting in breach of the 1992 constitution after the speaker claimed that 137 members of parliament had taken a decision to reject the budget, an act that fails the constitutional requirement of 138 MPs present in the house before a decision can be made.

The First Deputy Speaker counted himself as an MP making the Majority Caucus in the House 138 members.

This, he explained gives them the numbers to pass the 2022 Budget. Parliament then proceeded to properly consider the motion on the budget and subsequently approved it.