FINALLY! Submit Budget Modifications And The House Will Adopt It – Speaker Calls On Ken Ofori Atta

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Alban Bagbin, the speaker of Parliament have called on the Finance Minister, Ken Ofori Atta to make available the revised version of the 2022 budget statement to the Parliament.

The Minister for Finance, Ken Oforu Atta had announced through a press conference some few days that, he has submitted a letter to the Speaker of Parliament in modification made into the controversial 2022 budget statement.

However, the government have on the budget reviewed the Arker Energy Transactions, Agyapa Deal and an allocation of ¢10 million for Feasibility and Engineering studies for the coastal communities among many others.

On that note, Alban Bagbin Speaker of Parliament addressing the House on the 16th of December 2021 admitted to the letter received from the Finance Minister but added that the content of the letter was the only indication of intents and for that matter should be formalised.

He, therefore, admonished that  Ken Ofori Atta should come to Parliament with the claimed modifications made into the budget statement as he said.

  1. “with those modifications, concessions or amendments specifically captured in the documents to make them known” so the House could officially accept them. the path that is faithful to the law, respects our rules and processes and ensures the governance of the country does not grind to a halt. Those modifications, amendments and concessions will then be adopted by the House and the revised documents in the estimates will stand committed to the various committees of Parliament”, Speaker explained.
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The announcement of the new levies included in the 2022 budget statement read by the Finance Minister Ken Ofori Atta has magnetized a tussle and a hot debate between the parties of the house.

This Electronic Transactions Levy has also sparked a bustling amount of reactions, commotions and confusion among the general public in the country as they are much concerned with the hardship and suffering they will further go through because of this new levy.

Therefore, focusing on the controversy emanating from the Parliament between the parties of the House about the levy, the Minority through Haruna Iddrisu, the Minority leader has declared and indicated that, they as part of their side will never support the House to approve the E- Levy for Ghanaians.

According to Haruna Iddrisu, the E- Levy is going to bring a lot of suffering and hardship for Ghanaians notable are the poor and vulnerable who could barely feed themselves in the country including the farmers and market men and women who are also struggling to make ends meet.

SOURCE: Adomonline News

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