Parliament has approved the budget statement for 2022 barely minutes after rescinding the decision to reject the 2022 Budget without Minority in the Chamber.
The First Deputy Speaker who sat in for the Speaker said on Tuesday that “The House has adopted the Financial statement and approved the budget statement for the ensuring year ending 31st December 2021.”
“This hose has approved the budget and economic statement,” he stressed.
The Majority in Parliament before approving the budget rescinded the decision to reject the 2022 Budget which was taken on Friday, November 26, 2021.
The First Deputy Speaker, Joseph Osei Owusu, counted himself as an MP making the Majority Caucus in the House 138 members.
This, he explained gives them the numbers to pass the 2022 Budget.
The Majority Leader in Parliament, Osei Kyei Mensah Bonsu asked the Speaker to set aside the “purported rejection” of the 2022 budget statement.
Mr Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu argued that the rejection of the budget “did not meet the test established under Article 104.”
He further posited that Parliament did not have the required numbers to be present in the chamber for purposes of taking decisions at the time the budget was rejected last week Friday.