The House of Parliament, Ghana is expected to begin debate on the 2022 budget and fiscal policies present by the Minister of Finance. This debate is required by law to enable the legislature to carefully scrutinize the content of the budget for onward approval, disapproval, and financial appropriation.
This action just like many others being carried out by parliament over the years helps the house get in-depth knowledge of the government’s plans for the next year and how best revenue can be mobilized and used judiciously.
In order to enable Parliament to scrutinize the contents of the budget statement, there is the need to understand the plight of the people and be able to make judgments accordingly.
In lieu of this, Parliament has begun a stakeholder engagement with the citizens through the experts in the field of budget and expenditure all over the country. According to the house, this will afford the MPs the understanding they need to have a healthy debate.
In a post made on the official Facebook Page of the Parliament of Ghana, the house is said to be in the Volta Regional capital, Ho to begin one of a series of stakeholder dialogues directed to create the best knowledge to come up with a result that will favor everyone.
The statement reads:
Speaker, MPs, representatives of the Ministry of Finance in Ho for a two-day post-budget workshop. The two-day workshop brings together, experts in various fields to tease out pertinent issues relating to the budget to equip Members of Parliament with more information to enable them to scrutinize the budget in minute detail during the debate on the 2022 budget which is expected to start in the House soon.
It is of high hope that by the end of this engagement, Parliament will be equipped enough to work on the budget and come up with a policy document that will move the country in the right direction.
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