The Parliament of Ghana is expected to approve the 2024 budget today, following weeks of debate and deliberation. The budget, which was presented to Parliament by the Finance Minister last month, outlines the government’s fiscal and economic plans for the upcoming year.
Members of Parliament have been engaged in heated discussions over the budget in recent weeks, with opposition members raising concerns about certain allocations and the overall fiscal strategy.
However, it is expected that the budget will be approved by a majority headcount vote in Parliament today.
On Wednesday, November 29, the Speaker of Parliament, Alban Bagbin declared a voice vote on the approval of the budget in favour of the Majority after the conclusion of the debate.
However, the Minority Caucus challenged the ruling and opted for a headcount, forcing the Majority group to stage a walkout.
The Speaker, Alban Bagbin, subsequently announced that the headcount vote would be conducted today, December 7, on the approval of the economic policy and budget statement of the government to pave the way for the approval of budget estimates.