The Majority Group in Parliament have approved the 2022 Budget Statement and Economic Policy after it was rejected on Friday, 26th November, 2021.
This comes after a one sided House made up of only Majority MPs rescinded on Fridays decision — the rejection of the 2022 budget.
According to the Majority, Friday’s decision did not meet the constitutional requirement that majority of the Members of Parliament must be present in the House before a decision can be made.
According to them, only 137 MPs were present on Friday, and the said number cannot be regarded to have met the requirements in the Constitution and Standing Orders of the House.
Upon a motion by the Majority Leader, and a vote by the House, the First Deputy Speaker who was acting on behalf of the Speaker ruled that the earlier decision was in error and in violation of article 104 (1) and caused it to be expunged from the record.
They went ahead to consider the motion on the 2022 Budget Statement and Economic and subsequently approved it.