Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?


2022 Budget: Speaker faults presidency for delays in presentation

2022 Budget: Speaker faults presidency for delays in presentation

2022 Budget: Speaker faults presidency for delays in presentation

Ghana’s Speaker of Parliament Rt. Hon. Alban Kingsford Sumana Bagbin has left the blame squarely at the doorstep of the presidency for delays in the run-up to the presentation of the 2022 Budget and Economic Policy Statement on Wednesday November 17, 2021.

The presentation of the 2022 budget was scheduled to be delivered at 10am but the Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta failed to show up on time until 1pm, leaving many grumbling, and speculating that it was attempt to balance the economic figures before delivery.

The failure to show up on time, a deviation from the norm, which compelled Ghanaians to wait several hours contrary to the 10am schedule on Wednesday, November 15, 2021, left questions begging for answers for the three-hour gap in a rather national exercise.

Other reports purportedly suggested that the Speaker Bagbin was demanding scale up in budgetary allocation from the executive for Parliament.

But at a 2-day post budget workshop for MPs over the weekend, head of debates, Alban Bagbin who did not take the issue lightly, revealed that the presidency has failed to collaborate with the legislature on the day.

According to him, after his previous demand for a 2% budgetary allocation from the executive, the President failed to respond to a letter which was sent to his office. He demanded answers from the Minister of Finance which answers he said were unsatisfactory to him.

Clearing the air on delay in presentation of the 2022 fiscal policy, Bagbin faulted the Presidency for failing to collaborate with the Legislature ahead of the national assignment.

Bagbin however, urged MPs to take advantage of his Speakership to redeem and restore public confidence in the legislative arm of government.


2022 Budget: Speaker faults presidency for delays in presentation

There is a good reason why you should support the African Editors. Not everyone can afford to pay for news right now. That is why we keep our journalism open for everyone to read, including in Ghana. If this is you, please continue to read for free. But if you are able to, then there are three good reasons to support us today.

1. Our quality, journalism is a scrutinising force at a time when the rich and powerful are getting away with more and more.

2. We are independent and have no billionaire owner pulling the strings, so your money directly powers our reporting.

3. It doesn’t cost much, and takes less time than it took to read this message.

Help power the African Editors' journalism for the years to come, whether with a small sum or a larger one. If you can, please support us on a monthly basis from just 1 Ghana Cedi through mobile money number: 0599896099/ +23359989609 and you can be rest assured that you’re making a big impact every single month in support of open, independent journalism. Thank you.

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

You May Also Like


Neglected tropical diseases rising in E/R- GHS Eastern Regional Health Directorate says there is disturbing increase in cases of neglected tropical Diseases in the...


At vero eos et accusamus et iusto odio dignissimos ducimus qui blanditiis praesentium voluptatum deleniti atque corrupti quos.


Kagame Tells Europe that Africa Doesn’t Need Adult Supervision but Fair Trade.    There is a good reason why you should support the African...


Daasebre Oti Boateng introduces Root-Based Model to Akufo-Addo, Bawumia, commends them for 2021 Census & Covid-19 fight Omanhene of New Juaben, Chancellor of All...

Copyright © 2023, Ltd was developed by Wordswar Technology & Investment, Inc. Contact us on +233246187160

%d bloggers like this: