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Attend The Budget Presentation For 2023: NPP Leadership Informs Their MPs



All members of parliament have been urged to be present in the House when Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta gives the 2023 budget statement by the leadership of the Majority in Parliament and the New Patriotic Party (NPP).

This comes after the parliamentarians who were requesting that Mr. Ofori-Atta steps down, vowed to boycott the budget presentation if he were to be the one in charge of giving it.

Since Mr. Ofori-Atta is the one to submit the budget, Hon. Andy Appiah-Kubi, as a matter of fact, has already given notice that the disgruntled MPs won’t, be in Parliament to support it.

The current economic difficulties, in the opinion of the MPs, call for the replacement of the Finance Minister with a fresh face.

“We’ve gone back to (our demand for the President to) sack him now and therefore should the budget be presented under the stamp of the Finance Minister, we’ll not participate because as far as we’re concerned we’re never going to do business with him.

“And if we’re not going to do business with him, he does not participate in any process from the Presidency to the House. We will not participate in deliberations too,” the notice read.

However, following a crucial meeting on Tuesday, November 22, in Accra, the party’s leadership and the Majority group in Parliament released a statement that was co-signed by Justin Kodua Frimpong, the NPP’s general secretary, and Majority Chief Whip Frank Annoh-Dompreh.

Parts of the staement read as follows:

In the meantime, the leadership of the Parliamentary Group and the leadership of the party counseled the Honorable Members of the Parliamentary party to respect the caucus communications channel, and to the largest extent possible, work together as one caucus unit.

“Leadership of the party in this regard call upon the Members of Parliament to attend to all Government Business in the House including, in particular, the 2023 budget statement and economic policy and all connected matters.”

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