March 12, 2021

Speaker of Parliament Rt. Hon Alban Sumana Kingsford Bagbin has said putting a ceiling on the budget of Parliament and the Judiciary for the financial year ending December 31, 2021 is totally unacceptable.

Speaking before adjourning the House on Friday, March 12, 2021 after the Minister of Parliamentary Affairs presented this year’s budget; the Speaker said the development is below the belt and would not be tolerated.

He urged the Vice President, Dr. Mahamadou Bawumia who was on the floor of the House when the budget was being presented and further directed that Minister for Parliamentary Affairs, with additional responsibility on Minister of Finance Ministry, Osei-Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu to pass this message onwards to the President Nana Akufo-Addo for further action.

Kwaku Sakyi-Danso/