The Members of Parliament from the Majority side of the House are nowhere to be seen in the Chamber of Parliament for the final debate on the 2022 Budget Statement and Economic Policy.
As reported earlier by InsiderGH.com, Parliament was scheduled to hold final debates on the 2022 Budget and vote on whether it should be approved or not today.
However, information available to InsiderGH.com shows that not even a single Member of Parliament from the Majority side of the House is in the Chamber of Parliament for the business of the day to be carried out as expected.
All the 137 Members of Parliament from the Minority side of the House are however seated, waiting for their colleagues from the Majority side of the House.
Talking to the media in a very brief press conference, the Member of Parliament for Ningo-Prampram, Sam George, asked Ghanaians to call their MPs to come to the Chamber of Parliament so they can conclude debates on the 2022 Budget and vote accordingly.
According to Sam George, as things stand now, “there is only one demand the Minority is willing to consider — a complete withdrawal of the draconian taxes.”
According to him, they [Minority] will not consider any other negotiation apart from the complete withdrawal of the taxes he described as draconian.
The Akufo-Addo-led NPP government is expected to know its fate on the 2022 Budget Statement and Economic Policy today.
The debate on the budget which began on Tuesday, November 23, 2021, witnessed drama and intense exchanges from both sides of the political divide.