The Speaker of Parliament, Alban Bagbin has shot down proposal by some members of the House to hold this year’s post-budget workshop outside Accra and in hotels.
The workshop was expected to take place in Kwahu Nkwatia in the Eastern Region from Friday, 17 to Sunday, 19th November 2023 at the Rock City Hotel, reportedly owned by the Member of Parliament for Abetifi, Bryan Acheampong.
The Speaker of Parliament on Monday, November 13,2023 noted that the public was against imposing an additional financial burden on the state coffers.
Bagbin said ‘I believe that democracy has finally decided and the people have prevailed on their representatives to decide that this year’s post-budget workshop be held here in parliament.
‘Reporting on Saturday early in the morning, we will use the floor of the house as the main conference’.
The Speaker however clarified that the House did not decide on using Rock City as the venue for the post-budget review, adding that although Volta Serene and Rock City presented their invoices, the latter was quite expensive, hence the reason he won’t go with it.
The Minister of Finance, Ken Ofori-Atta, is scheduled to present the government’s 2024 Annual Budget Statement and Economic Policy to Parliament on Wednesday, November 15, 2023.
The annual post-budget review workshop is organised to allow experts to elucidate further on the underpinnings of the Budget Statement and Economic Policy of the Government to honorable members. SOURCE: Kasatintin.com