- The Finance minister presented the 2018 'Adwuma' Budget before parliament on Wednesday
- The Minority chanted 'Wahala' against the proposed plans by government which were outlined in the budget
The Minority in parliament have referred to the 2018 ‘Adwuma’ Budget presented to the House on Wednesday, as a ‘Wahala’ budget.
During the budget reading by the Finance Minister, the Minority expressed their displeasure at the points raised in the statement and were vocal about their concerns.
Using the popular Nigerian jargon which means ‘trouble’, members of the Minority chanted at the Majority after the finance minister finished his presentation.
Their reaction is no different from the ‘Asempa’ budget reading at the beginning of the year, where Minority members held up flyers with ‘419’ written on them.
In a video by Ghanaweb.com, the Minority can been seen chanting and waving flyers with 'Wahala' printed on them:
Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta read the 2018 Budget and Economic Statement before the House on Wednesday, detailing the proposed plans and projects government will undertake from the beginning of the year.
Among other important projects, government announced the ‘Toilet for All’ initiative for 2018, which is set to provide about 200,000 household toilets and 20,000 institutional latrines, to be distributed across the country.
Mr. Ofori-Attah said the project aims to improve the sanitation system in the country, which is also in line in meeting the sixth goal of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG).
Presenting the budget which is themed: “Putting Ghana back to work”, the finance minister added that the government remains focused on cleaning out the capital city and other regional capitals, by implementing the Total Sanitation Campaign.
The finance minister announced that there will be a 13% reduction in electricity tariffs beginning January 2018.
He said consumers in residential and non-residential plans will soon be able to enjoy affordable rates for electricity.
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