Ofori-Atta presents budget for 1st quarter of 2021 to Parliament today
The Minister of Finance, Ken Ofori-Atta, will later today, Wednesday, October 28, 2020, present a budget to Parliament to cater for the first quarter of 2021.
The expected presentation, known as Expenditure in Advance of Appropriation, has become a usual characteristic of election years to prevent transitional challenges in the smooth running of government for the first three months in the year after an election.
He is expected to announce key decisions including measures to resuscitate the economy following the coronavirus pandemic.
In the event the governing party wins this year’s election, the government is expected to implement all the content of the budget statement as well as present the rest of the budget to cover the entire year.
Ahead of the presentation, the Minority Leader, Haruna Iddrisu, served notice of intended heckling of the Minister if what he terms outstanding matters are not resolved.
“The outstanding matters that the Minister for Finance should do for members, if he does not, today we will heckle him. We will subject him to an empty room today as part of the heckling then he will know we do not want to hear him.”
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