Parliament debates 2018 Budget


Parliament will commence debate on the Budget Statement and Economic Policy of the government for the year ending 31st December, 2018 today Tuesday, November 21, 2017, for approval.

Mindful of the need to thoroughly debate the budget, the House has agreed on time allotments for Honourable Members to make their contributions. The Minority and the Majority Leaders will have thirty minutes each while Deputy Leaders, Chief Whips and their Deputies will be given fifteen minutes each.

The Chairperson and the Ranking members of the Finance Committee will have twenty minutes each while other Chairpersons and Ranking Members will be given fifteen minutes each. Other Members of Parliament will be given ten minutes each.

The debate for each day is expected to be restricted to a subject-matter of the national economy. Honourable Members have been urged to endeavour to avoid repetitions while debating.

This is contained in the Business Statement of the House for the eight week ending Friday, the 24th of November, 2017. It was presented by the Majority Leader, Mr. Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu, on the floor of Parliament.

The Minister for Finance, Mr. Ken Ofori-Atta presented the budget to Parliament on the 15th of November, 2017. The budget which was under the theme ‘Putting Ghana back to Work’, was christened the ‘Adwuma’ budget.


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