Etse Kwame Rockson-Nelson Dafeamekpor
December 13, 2021

Member of Parliament for South Dayi, Etse Kwame Rockson-Nelson Dafeamekpor has urged leadership of Parliament to ensure that the various government agencies, departments and Ministries speed up their estimates to the various Committees of Parliament.

According to him pressure should be put on them so that that they can send their 2022 estimates to the Committees to work on as the budget for 2022 was presented on November 17, 2021; and from his experience in the House those estimates were supposed to be ready before the presentation of the budget.

In his contribution to the Business statement on the floor of the House last Friday, he further noted that his Committee, the Constitutional, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs has to meet on Friday, December 10, 2021 to consider estimates for the Legal Aid Commission but that has not taken place.

 “Leadership should consider doing something so that the estimates come before us, we have been told we would be having extended sittings and we know what that means”.

But the Deputy Finance Minister, Abena Osei-Asare told the House that out of the forty-three (43) estimates expected, it is left with only four to be presented.

That of the Judicial Service and with that organ of government the president would have to assent to their budget before it would be brought to the House. “They brought a letter on Friday, we are working hard to present them to the House”, she stated.

Kwaku Sakyi-Danso/