November 4, 2014

The Member of Parliament (MP) for Atwima Kwanwoma in the Ashanti Region, Dr. Kojo Appiah kubi has urged his co-minority members of parliament to stage a walkout from the House to hearing of the 2015 year ending budgetary statement.

The Minister of Finance and Economic Planning Mr. Seth Terkpe is expected in Parliament on Tuesday November 19th 2014 to present the 2015 budgetary statement for approval by the House.

However, Hon. Appiah kubi says it makes completely no sense on the part of the minority Caucus to witness and be part of the entire process since he believes the budget would not positively affect the economic stature of the country.

According to him, the year-ending 2014 budgetary statement were not utilized by the President John Dramani Mahama’s led NDC government and so “I don’t see the need of presenting another budget”, he added.

He further expressed fear that the finance minister was not up to the task and will just present raw figures to the House without any further implementation as occurred in the 2014 budget statement which has hit the rock.

The MP who is currently the Director of Policy Planning and Development Commission (NDPC), and an economist by profession also thinks the Mahama administration has done less to improve the lives of the ordinary Ghanaian citizenry since it regain power and thus the 2015 budget will contain not anything essential aimed at improving livelihood.

Emmanuel Frimpong Mensah/