The Speaker of Parliament, Alban Bagbin restated to resolve to serve the interest of Ghanaians.
He asserted he took a solemn pledge to serve the interest of Ghanaians and will comply with that.
He said “Hon. Members, to conclude on these matters, let me reiterate my solemn pledge to the people of Ghana which I canvassed in my first formal communication to this House. I would not superintend over a Parliament to frustrate Government business, But, I will equally not preside over a weak House or be tagged as an errand boy of the Executive arm of government,”
He continued to emphasize that “this House is fully focused in discharging its mandate and will do so without any fear or favour, affection or ill-will in ensuring the ultimate best interests of the Ghanaian people are served.”
He also revealed that irrespective of the fact that the House has commenced deliberations, Ken Ofori-Atta, the Finance Minister must present a revised version of the 2022 budget to Parliament.
“The Minister responsible for Finance comes before the House with an amended statement of the Budget with the said modifications and concessions.
These modifications and concessions will then be adopted by the House and the revised document with the estimates will stand committed to the various Committees of Parliament”.
He augmented “I am aware the Committees have begun consideration of the estimates. It would thus be their responsibility to reconcile the revised estimates with what they have hitherto considered and submitted a report for the consideration of the House,”