Just In: Parliament Approves 2022 Budget Statement After Initial Rejection

The Parliament of Ghana has on Tuesday, November 30 approved the 2022 Budget Statement and the Economic Policy of government.

The First Deputy Speaker 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 stressed.

Meanwhile, the minority side was not in the chamber.

Parliament on Friday, November 26, 2021, rejected the 2022 Budget Statement and the Economic Policy of government.

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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