According to Cassiel Ato Forson, the ranking member of the finance committee, marriages are dissolving more frequently now because of the high expense of living.
He claims that the government has neglected to address the issues raised in the 2023 budget, which would further aggravate the expense of living because of the weak economy the nation is currently experiencing.
“This budget fails to address the problems that we have,” a member of the parliament said during the 2023 budget debate.
Mr. Speaker, the current national security challenge is unemployment. Mr. Speaker, we are now experiencing a severe cost of living issue.
Mr. Speaker, it will surprise you to know that marriages are collapsing because of this government because the cost of living is becoming so high, Mr speaker that is where we find ourselves.”
Parliamentarians (MPs) have started debating the budget statement 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.