Ghana’s Parliament has on Friday, November 26, 2021, rejected the government of Ghana’s 2022 budget which was presented to the house on November 17, 2021, and tagged as the Agyenkwa Budget which literally means “Saviour Budget”.
Ever since the budget which is to serve as the government of Ghana’s fiscal policy document for the year 2022 was presented to the people of Ghana through Parliament. there has been no other much talked about topic aside from it in the country from both the traditional media all the way to social media.
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Parliament of Ghana Rejects Government’s 2022 Budget
It is customary by law that the House of Parliament takes time to scrutinize and debate a budget on how best government’s allocations, appropriations, and spendings should be done in a particular fiscal year.
However, just like minutes are adopted in meetings, the budget must first of all be accepted by the house before any further proper debates can be held on it.
Well, in a bid to get the document accepted for onward debate, Members of Parliament through a simple majority rejected the 2022 budget to force the government back to the drawing table.
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It is however unclear whether the decision was a unanimous one or not since there was no “YES” in parliament at the time of the vote.
Watch a video of the proceedings here: