July 9, 2018

Leader of Government Business and Majority Leader, Osei Kyei Mensah-Bonsu has told Members of Parliament that the Finance Minister Ken Ofori Atta would be on the floor of the House next week to present the mid-year review.

According to the Majority Leader, Mr. Ken Ofori Atta would be on the floor of the House either on July 18 or 19, 2018 to present the mid-year review.

He earlier in the week pointed out that the Minister is working towards the review, hence the reason why he was unable to attend to business on the floor and had to send one of his deputies, which the Minority raised issue about not seeing the Minister on the floor.

Article 179 (8) of the 1992 constitution states, “where, in respect of a financial year, it is found out that the amount of money appropriated by the Appropriation Act for any purpose is insufficient or that a need has arisen for expenditure for a purpose for which no sum of money has been appropriated by that Act, a supplementary estimate showing the sum of money required, shall be laid before Parliament for its approval”.

Member of Parliament for Adaklu, Governs Kwame Agbodza raised the issue on the floor of the House wanting to know when the Finance Minister would come to the floor to present the midyear review.

By: Kwaku Sakyi-Danso/ghanamps.com