Majority MPs Walk Out Of Parliament During Approval Process Of 2024 Budget

Majority MPs Walk Out Of Parliament During Approval Process Of 2024 Budget

  • The Majority Members of Parliament staged a walkout in Parliament during processes to approve the 2024 budget
  • The Majority MPs walked out after Minority MPs challenged the 2024 budget being approved by a majority voice vote
  • The Speaker of Parliament, Alban Bagbin, called for a head count after the protest by the Minority MPs

Majority MPs staged a walkout in Parliament during processes to approve the 2024 budget on Wednesday, November 29, 2023.

After the debate on the budget was concluded, the Speaker of Parliament put the question for it to be approved or rejected through a voice vote.

Majority MPs Walk Out Of Parliament
Majority MPs were upset with the Speaker. Source Getty Images
Source: Getty Images

The Minority MPs challenged the ruling by the Speaker that the 2024 budget had been approved by a majority voice vote and called for a head count.

The Majority MPs were upset with this decision and walked out of the House.

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The Minister of Finance, Ken Ofori-Atta, presented the 2024 budget policy document in Parliament on November 15, 2023.

The Minister of Finance, Ken Ofori-Atta, presented the 2024 budget policy document in Parliament on November 15, 2023.

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The Minority in Parliament described the 2024 budget statement as empty and insensitive to Ghanaians.

Cassiel Ato Forson, the minority leader, said the budget was a sign that the New Patriotic Party was leaving power.

The absence of Vice President Bawumia and the Bank of Ghana governor, Ernest Addison, from the budget reading was also questioned.

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Source: YEN.com.gh

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