According to the minority in parliament, Ken Ofori-Atta, the minister of finance, did not provide Ghanaians with any fresh information in his mid-year budget review.
They contend that Ghana’s economy is not in the proper hands to rescue the country from its current economic difficulties.
“Let me start by saying that things fall apart. Things fall apart because credibility matters in economic management and forecasting is everything. The 2022 budget I recall when it was read in November last I got investors very jittery as a result they started exiting Ghana’s market.
“Today, the Minister’s mid-year review is worse. The Mid-year review budget that he just read is empty, nothing but empty. We have a country that is in crisis economically everything in this country is not working,” the Ranking Member on the Finance Committee of Parliament, Casiel Ato Forson disclosed in an address to the media.
Yet the Finance Minister showed up in front of us and said nothing, he continued.
He ignored the issues that really matter to the average Ghanaian.
He just returns to this location today to inform us that he has completely missed all of the goals he set for himself in the 2022 budget.
He claimed that only by appearing before Parliament “to propose the target that he proposed to attain by the end of year 2022” could the Finance Minister accomplish the goals set forth in the 2022 Budget.
Unfortunately, the Ghanaian economy is in a precarious position.I haven’t seen a government that is prepared enough to handle the problem, an MP admitted.