Finance Minister to present mid-year review budget on 13th July

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The Chairman of the Business Committee Hon. Osei Kyei Mensah Bonsu has hinted that the Minister of Finance, Mr. Ken Ofori-Atta is anticipated to give the Mid-Year Review of the Budget Statement and Economic Policy of the Government of Ghana and Supplementary Estimates for the 2022 Financial Year to the Honourable House on Wednesday 13th July 2022.

Considering the excessive value of living such as meals and transportations withinside the country, it’s the expectancy of the Members of Parliament that the Minister of Finance will use the possibility to announce a few remedies measures the Government is putting in place to cushion Ghanaians. Hon. Kyei Mensah-Bonsu made this announcement to the House at some point of the presentation of the Explanatory Memorandum at the Business Statement for the 7th week ending Friday 8th July 2022.

Apart from Statements, laying of papers and reports, debating on motions and resolutions, Hon. Mensah-Bonsu stated that the Business Committee remains in dialogue with the Minister for Food and Agriculture, Dr. Owusu Afriyie Akoto to brief the House at the reimbursement package deal with the aid of using authorities to poultry farmers who had been stricken by the outbreak of the quite pathogenic avian influenza in 2021.

“the appropriate date for the briefing would be communicated to Hon. Members in the course of the ensuing week but it shall most probably be Tuesday 5th July 2022” he stated.

He abreast the House that the Business Committee has now no longer scheduled any Minister to reply to Questions requested with the aid of using Honourable Members on Friday 8th July 2022.

According to the Leader of Government Business withinside the House, this is because of the truth that a Cabinet Retreat has been scheduled for the stated date with the intention to require the presence and participation of all Cabinet Ministers.

The Minister for National Security, Mr. Albert Kan-Dapaah, has additionally been scheduled to brief Parliament at a close sitting on Friday 8th July 2022. Hon. Kyei Mensah-Bonsu indicated that the briefing could be on subjects concerning the safety of the State, in particular having regard to the current spate of terrorist assaults in the West African sub-region.

On the problem of many Ghanaians now no longer gaining access to collect their Ghana Card, the Chairman of the Business Committee referred to that the Minister responsible for National Identification Authority shall attend upon the House to brief Honourable Members at the demanding situations the Authority is dealing with concerning the printing and issuance of the ECOWAS Identity Card additionally referred to as the Ghana Card to the citizenry. The House is predicted to adjourn on Thursday 28th July 2022.


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