Parliament Ponder Timing Budget Statement to Follow SONA

The Constitutional and Legal Committee of Parliament in collaboration with the new legal department of the House has been tasked to work out steps to amend timing of the budget presentation as provided in the 1992 Constitution. Speaker Professor Aaron Michael Ocquaye who gave the directive noted since that part of the Constitution is not … Continue reading Parliament Ponder Timing Budget Statement to Follow SONA

Haruna Warns Ministers: Appear In Person for Your Estimates

Minority leader Hon. Haruna Iddrissu has sounded a note of warning to Ministers to ensure they appear in person to move motions for the budgetary estimates of their respective ministries. The minority, he stressed, would not accommodate absence of any minister unwilling to be present in Parliament to move the motion for their budgetary allocations. … Continue reading Haruna Warns Ministers: Appear In Person for Your Estimates

Agric Minister Laments Paltry Allocation for 2018 Farmers’ Day Celebration

Minister for Food and Agriculture, Dr. Owusu Afriyie Akoto, has lamented that inadequate budgetary allocation for the celebration of the 2018 Farmers’ Day has compelled the Ministry to rely heavily on corporate Ghana and development partners to ensure a successful event.According to him, constraint of the national budget has been a major setback for the … Continue reading Agric Minister Laments Paltry Allocation for 2018 Farmers’ Day Celebration

2019 Budget: Gov’t Pledges Massive Infrastructure Programme

Government has pledged to embark on massive infrastructural programme next year to position Ghana as transportation, energy and logistics hub in the West African sub-region. Finance Minister, Mr. Ken Ofori Atta who disclosed this indicated that the programme is intended to move goods, food items and people, create jobs and prosperity and ensure value for … Continue reading 2019 Budget: Gov’t Pledges Massive Infrastructure Programme

Farmers Threaten Massive Demonstration against Government

President of Concerned Farmers Association, Nana Oboadia Boateng Bonsu, has revealed an impending protest by the group to register their displeasure against government for its poor handling of the agriculture sector. According to him, everything that the New Patriotic Party (NPP) pledged while in opposition and what it is saying now in government about the … Continue reading Farmers Threaten Massive Demonstration against Government

Stop Cutting Down Approved GETFund Budgets – Parliament to Finance Ministry

Parliament has called on the Ministry of Finance to under no circumstance revise downwards monies approved by the House for implementation of projects and programmes of the Ghana Education Trust Fund (GETFund). The House also urged the Ministry to put measures in place to make timely payment of accruals to the Fund. According to the … Continue reading Stop Cutting Down Approved GETFund Budgets – Parliament to Finance Ministry