24November2014

News in Ghana

Ministry of Finance denies withdrawal of supplementary budget

The Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning has denied claims by the Minority in Parliament that the supplementary budget laid before the House on Wednesday has been withdrawn.

 

The Minority in Parliament Friday questioned the withdrawal of the 2012 supplementary budget presented to parliament by the Minister of Finance Dr. Kwabena Duffour.

Government of Ghana through the Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning is seeking parliamentary approval of over two million Ghana cedis supplementary budget to enable the government continue with its Better Ghana Agenda policy.

However, member of parliament for Old Tafo Dr. Anthony Akoto Osei intimated that there were errors on the supplementary  budget given to the members hence the proper procedure be followed in its withdrawal, but the Majority disagreed.

The Minority leader in Parliament Mr. Osei Kyei Mensah Bonsu noted that different documents on the supplementary budget have been presented to the house which makes it confusing for the minority to decide on one.

He therefore proposed the withdrawal of the supplementary budget and asked that it follows the right procedure.

Source: Radio Gold Newsroom || Bernard Allotey