The First Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Mr. Joseph Osei Owusu popularly known as Joe Wise has revealed that he hasn’t been able to communicate with Speaker Alban Sumana Kingsford Bagbin after overturning his ruling on the 2022 Budget Statement and Economic Policy.

Although the 2022 budget was rejected by the House, the Majority Caucus overturned the decision on Tuesday, November 30, 2021, and approved the policy document. 

The First Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Joseph Osei Owusu, who chaired the sitting, rubbished the purported rejection of the budget.

He argued that the Speaker of Parliament, Alban Bagbin, erred in overseeing the exercise since there was no clear majority in the House during the proceedings last Friday.

In a new development, the First Deputy Speaker has disclosed in an interview with Joy News that he hasn’t heard from Speaker Bagbin since the incident.

He has however, insisted that he presided over the budget ruling in his own right according to the standards and procedure of Parliament.



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