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Finance Minister may meet an empty House if he insists on reading 2023 Budget

Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta is likely to face an empty House if he attempts to present the 2023 budget on Thursday.

The embattled minister had earlier said he will go ahead to present the 2023 Budget Statement and Economic Policy of the government  despite calls for him to be fired.

The budget reading was postponed from Tuesday, November 15,2022 due to the government’s ongoing negotiations with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) coupled with calls from the  Majority caucus to prevent Ofori-Atta from presenting the forecast.

However, Ofori-Atta said he has not been notified of the grievances of his party’s MPs officially.

“Yes I expect so. I haven’t heard that (NPP MPs opposition) officially so I expect to read it,” Ofori-Atta told Joy News.

Joy News sources say both majority and minority members are likely to abandon the Chamber making it impossible for him to have the constitutional quorum required to proceed with the budget presentation.

 

Source: Myxyzonline.com

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