Dr. Stephen Amoah, Member of Parliament for Nhyiaeso constituency in the Ashanti region has noted that any further delay in approving the budget will adversely impede development.
He also expressed optimism that parliament will pass the appropriation for the budget.
Committees of Parliament have begun approving budget estimates for various Ministries and Agencies for the 2022 fiscal year.
While the Minority had raised objections with the processes leading to the approval of the 2022 budget and had served notice to have same quashed, they have fully participated in the approval processes at the Committee level.
Heads and Representatives of various Ministries and Agencies are taking turns to meet various Committees in Parliament to justify their budget estimates.
It is recalled that at its sitting on Monday, 13 , December, 2021, the Budget committee demanded for the presence of the Chair of the Electoral Commissioner.
Reports have it that her deputies were not allowed to make the Commission’s presentation in parliament, following insistence of the Minority to have the EC Chair, in attendance.
Communications Committee have also vowed not to approve estimates for the Ministry of Communications and Digitalization, until outstanding reports for the National Communications Authority was presented to the Committee.
Speaking on the Big Bullet on Asaase radio, the Member of Parliament for Nhyeaso in the Ashanti region, also expressed optimism that the budgets for all Ministries and Agency will be approved without hesitancy.
He expressed the willingness of the Majority to collaborate with the Minority on each of their concerns on the budget.