Parliament on 30th November 2021, has approved the 2022 budget with only a majority present for headcount. The 2022 budget was chaired by the First Deputy Speaker, Joseph Osei-Owusu, who sat in for the Speaker.
According to the First Deputy Speaker, Joseph Osei-Owusu, “The House has adopted the Financial statement and approved the budget statement for the ensuring year ending 31st December 2021.”
“This House has approved the budget and economic statement”. The one-sided House, made up of the Majority Caucus, passed the budget.
Before the budget was passed, the First Deputy Speaker said the earlier rejection of the budget on Friday, November 26, 2021, was null and void because parliament did not have more than half of its members during the vote on the budget.
He noted that 137 members were not enough to make a decision on the budget, according to law.