2024 budget has not been approved – Parliamentary Service

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The 2024 Budget has not been approved, according to a statement from the Parliamentary Service.

The minority caucus maintains that the budget was not approved, despite the majority caucus’ insistence that Speaker Bagbin stated that the “yes” had the vote in a voice vote during the approval process.

The majority staged a walkout in response to the minority’s insistence on a headcount.

On Thursday, November 30, 2023, the Parliamentary Service provided the following explanation: “It is instructive to state that, as per practice in the House, the Speaker and the Leadership of Parliament from both sides of the House usually have a pre-sitting discussion and agree on how to manage the business of the day before sitting commences.

“The Parliament of Ghana wishes to bring to the attention of the general public that the Budget Statement and Economic Policy of the government for the year ending 3 December 2024 is still before Parliament awaiting approval,” it noted.

“At the pre-sitting meeting held yesterday, 29th November 2023, it was agreed that voice votes would be taken on the Budget. However, in circumstances where the Speaker’s opinion on the voice vote is challenged, headcounts would be taken. That agreement is exactly what the Rt. Hon. Speaker complied with.”

Read the full statement below:

Source: Ghanatodayonline.com

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