March 12, 2021

The Vice Chair of the Business Committee, Alexander Kwamina Afenyo Markin has given details on the modalities for the debate on the budget statement and Economic Policy of Government for the year ending 31st December 2021

According to him seconder and the ranking member of the Finance Committee has been allotted twenty minutes each to debate the budget whiles other members have been allotted ten minutes,  and fifteen minutes for chairpersons of various committee rankings.

He indicated that the budget debate is structured in the following areas, governance, security, public safety, finance and economic generally, energy, infrastructure sector, social sector, local government, youth, sports, tourism and culture.

Meanwhile, the four days debate would be concluded on Friday, March 19, 2021 by both Leaders of the House.

Mr. Afenyo Markin further noted that each day’s work would start 10:00am in the morning and the budget estimates of Government Agencies, Department and Ministries   would be considered on Thursday, March 18, 2021.

There would be a post budget workshop in Ho in the Volta Region, from Sunday, March 21 to 22, 2021 as the House would adjourn sine die on Tuesday March 30, 202.

Meanwhile, most MPs were displeased with the limited time for the debate and called for extension to enable them debate the budget well.

Kwaku Sakyi-Danso/