The Speaker of Parliament, Rt. Hon. Alban S.K. Bagnin has cautioned Finance minister Ken Ofori-Atta that, the 2022 budget will be delayed if he [Ken Ofori-Atta] disapproves of 2% of total revenue of the state to parliament.
His comment came after the Post-Budget workshop held in Ho, in the volta region. He hinted that, the allocation was necessary to adequately resource Parliament.
Meanwhile, Finance minister Ken Ofori-Atta strongly asserts otherwise to the allocation of the said percentage of total revenue to parliament.
A letter to parliament through the executive secretary to the president, Nana Bediatuo Asante, the Executive’s decision to reduce their budget by over GHS190 million and that of the Judiciary by over GHS70 million.
Meanwhile, the speaker sidekick the idea saying, it is legally wrong and a step towards weakening the oversight duties of Parliament.
“The budget is not for the Executive, we have the final power to approve or disapprove and so what the Constitution has done is for them to make recommendations and to negotiate during the deliberations of the budget before the House.”