The Speaker Alban Bagbin has suspended parliamentary sitting for thirty minutes as the majority part of the house has failed to appear at the chamber to resume debate on the government Financial Policy and Budget Statement for the year 2022.
He said the suspension was to enable the the majority to be in to have a full house for members to take important procedural matters to resume the debate on the budget pending approval today.
At about 1pm, the Speaker was visibly worried about the fact that it was only the Minority MPs in the House at the time he came in to preside over the debate, reports XYZ reporter Princess Arita Anim.
Out of 275 Parliamentary seats in Ghana’s Parliament the ruling NPP has 137, and the NDC, 137, plus 1 independent candidate.
The reason for their low turnout follows the disagreement between members of the minority and majority on the approval of the 2022 budget statement
Until the House resumes with a full house, the fate of the 2022 budget will hung in balance in this “hanged” parliament.