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Parliament approves 2021 budget statement despite stiff opposition from minority

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Parliament has approved the 2021 Budget and Economic statement of government despite opposition from the minority.

Concluding debate on the statement today, Minority Leader, Haruna Idrissu among other things reiterated the caucus’ earlier argument that government was only in to bring more hardship onto the Ghanaian people with the introduction of new taxes. But his colleague Deputy Majority Leader, Alexander Afenyo Markin justified the taxes as he lists a number of interventions government seeks to roll out.

At the end of the debate a voice vote was taken but Minority challenged first deputy speaker, Joseph Osei Wusu’s ruling on the voice vote which resulted in a headcount.

In an interview with the media after the approval, Majority Leader and Minister in charge of the Finance Ministry, Osei Kyei Mensah Bonsu described the approval as a step in the right direction.

On his part, minority spokesperson for Finance, Ato Forson says the minority rather feels victorious. Listen to his argument.

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Parliament approves 2021 budget statement despite stiff opposition from minority

356

 

Parliament has approved the 2021 Budget and Economic statement of government despite opposition from the minority.

Concluding debate on the statement today, Minority Leader, Haruna Idrissu among other things reiterated the caucus’ earlier argument that government was only in to bring more hardship onto the Ghanaian people with the introduction of new taxes. But his colleague Deputy Majority Leader, Alexander Afenyo Markin justified the taxes as he lists a number of interventions government seeks to roll out.

At the end of the debate a voice vote was taken but Minority challenged first deputy speaker, Joseph Osei Wusu’s ruling on the voice vote which resulted in a headcount.

In an interview with the media after the approval, Majority Leader and Minister in charge of the Finance Ministry, Osei Kyei Mensah Bonsu described the approval as a step in the right direction.

On his part, minority spokesperson for Finance, Ato Forson says the minority rather feels victorious. Listen to his argument.