Ofori-Atta working to read budget statement on Nov. 24 – Majority Leader

The Majority Leader in Parliament Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu has said the Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta has informed the legislature that he is working to ensure that the 2023 budget statement is presented to the House on November 24.

Mr Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu  who is also lawmaker for Suame said this in Parliament on Friday November 11.

“Given the circumstance now, the Minister has informed us, in fact, he has written, that he would rather prefer to come here and work everything out in such a way that on the 24th, he will do the delivery here,” he said.

The budget was supposed to have been presented on the 15th of November but Mr Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu indicated earlier that it was going to be pushed forward due to the ongoing negotiations with the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

He said this to journalists on Thursday November 3.

“I am yet to have discussions with the Minister responsible for Finance to determine exactly when he will be able to present to us,” he said.

The Leader of Government business in Parliament added “it will be difficult to submit to the 15th deadline, I don’t know , I ma just conjecturing.”

“Nothing should be done which will eventually become wishy-washy. They want to have the best to be able to uplift us from where we are as a country.

“And that being the case, if we want to do a thorough job, I think there will be too much pressure if it has to be done on the 15th,” he added.

Source: 3news