The start of the 2023 budget debate has been delayed due to the majority party in parliament’s failure to turn out in force.
Only 21 members of parliament were seated on the majority side of the house when the Speaker announced the rules for the discussion to begin.
The majority has declared that they would not take part in any budget-related discussions and have called for the resignation of the finance minister as a result of the current financial crisis, but they have not provided an explanation for their absence.
Parliamentarians (MPs) have started debating the budget declaration for 2023.
This comes after the government budget was presented to the house by Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta, who had previously appeared before the parliament in accordance with his constitutional duties.
The presentation complies with Section 21 of the Public Financial Management Act of 2016 and Article 179 of the 1992 Constitution (Act 921).
The minister gave the 2023 budget statement and economic strategy to parliament during a year that saw some of the biggest economic downturns of the fourth republic.