The Minority in Parliament has urged government to withdraw the 2018 budget statement presented to the House by the Finance minister Ken Ofori-Atta last Wednesday.
According to the Minority spokesperson on Finance and MP for Ajumako, Ajumako Enyan Essiam, government revised the 2017 budget without Parliamentary approval hence the need for the withdrawal of the 2018 document which contains portions of the previous one.
To him, the Finance Minister’s actions constitutes an act of illegality and therefore called on members to reject and withdraw the said budget immediately.
He made this statement in his preliminary remarks, Tuesday, before going ahead to make his case for the 2018 budget.
According to the Minority spokesperson on Finance, Cassiel Ato Forson, government revised the 2017 budget without Parliamentary approval hence the need for the withdrawal of the 2018 document which contains portions of the previous one.
Ato Forson made the comments during the maiden debate on the 2018 budget in the House Tuesday.
The Minority ahead of the budget debate has described the content of the economic statement as empty. They argue that the Nation Builders Corps program, which is expected to hire some 100,000 graduates next year, is nothing but jobs for party boys and girls and also an extension of the National Service Scheme.
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