Breaking News: Parliament Rejects 2022 Budget Statement

The Parliament of Ghana has rejected the 2022 Budget Statement and the Economic Policy of government.

The budget which was presented by the Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta last week Wednesday was rejected by the house this evening.

Ahead of the voting, the majority side had stagged a workout out of the chamber.

Since the presentation of the budget by Ken Ofori-Atta, the Minority has vowed to oppose it, saying that its approval will impose hardship on Ghanaians.

Among other policies in the budget, the government has proposed to scrap the collection of road tolls. The budget also proposed the introduction of an e-levy.

Tamale Central MP, Murtala Mohammed, had argued that approving the budget is equivalent to sending Ghanaians to their graves. He explained that the 2022 budget is full of “inconsistencies and half-truths”.

“The only people whose funeral was not announced were the people who live in the Flagstaff House,” Mr. Murtala Mohammed said.

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