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Breaking: Minority boycotts today’s sitting after rejecting 2022 budget

The Minority will not take part in the parliamentary sitting slated for Tuesday afternoon to deliberate on the 2022 budget and Economic Planning policy of the government.

Power News can confirm that the Minority leadership took the position at a meeting held a while ago.

Earlier,  the leadership of the Majority side met the opposition leaders of the house to arrive at a consensus, following the shooting down of the 2022 budget last Friday, November 26, 2021, after a series of heated exchanges between members of the two sides.

The Majority, led by Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu staged a walkout after alleging ‘bias’ and ‘disrespect’ on the part of the Speaker, Rt. Hon. Alban Bagbin.

Proceedings however continued unabated, following which the Minority voted and threw out the Budget, with 137 of its members who were present.

It was expected that the two sides will meet today and decide on what steps to make after the budget was shot down.

It is not clear why the Minority has boycotted the sitting which will be chaired by First Deputy Speaker, Joe Osei Wusu.

 

Source: Myxyzonline.com|Ghana

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