Majority Leader Osei-Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu
November 3, 2022

The 2023 Budget and fiscal policy of government may miss the November 15th deadline.
The Minister of parliamentary Affairs, and leader of government business, Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu told the media in parliament that though the Public Financial Management Act provides that the budget be provided to parliament latest by the 15th of November, the discussions that are ongoing with the IMF may affect the November 15th deadline.
According to him, his understanding is that the discussions will go into the first few days of next week around the 10th and the conclusions would have to be factored into the budget. It has to be present to cabinet for discussion all of which would take some time before it gets to parliament.

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“I believe it is going to be quite difficult to submit to the 15th deadline; I don’t know, I’m only conjecturing, but if you want to do a tidy work, may you require to have some space to be able to do a tidy work”.
Asserts that these are not normal times, and it is important to do a tidy job to reposition the country. “Nothing should be done which would eventually become wishy-washy; we want to have the best to be able to uplift us from where we are as a country”.
Mr Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu however assured that it would not be in breach if it comes after the 15th of November as the constitution provides that the last date of presentation should be 30th of November.
Dominic Shirimori/