Alban Bagbin, the speaker of Parliament, has called on Ken Ofori-Atta, the Minister of Finance, to read the mid-year budget review before July 27, 2023.
He said that because the house would rise sine die on August 3, 2023, Ken Ofori-Atta would have to present the budget review earlier than planned, on July 27, 2023.
The speaker addressed the matter during today’s session of Parliament, which 1Family Radio monitored, and said that owing to other commitments, the house will not be able to meet beyond August 3, 2023.
“The House has to rise before August 9 because there are commitments that the House cannot ignore that we will have to be part of. Some of these commitments are international and some are domestic, so we have to be on recess before that.’’
“So this is a notice to the Minister of Finance to try as much as possible to submit the mid-year Budget and Supplementary Budget Review earlier than is perceived because we have to work on it and approve it before August 10,’’ he said.
“And so the last day we could get to convene and sit here could be only August 3, and we cannot go beyond that because even with August 3, we would have been late to attending the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association program,’’ he added.