Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta, is set to present the government’s 2024 Budget Statement and Economic Policy today in Parliament.
The presentation is expected to delineate strategies aimed at enhancing revenue generation and implementing policies to address the prevailing economic challenges.
Speaker Alban Bagbin, in his welcome remarks on Tuesday, October 31, stressed the importance of a consultative and consensus-building approach during the scrutiny of the budget.
“As our oversight responsibility requires, we will have to scrutinise the budget to ensure that it serves the needs of all Ghanaians,” he declared.
In anticipation of the budget presentation, Alhassan Suhuyini, Member of Parliament representing Tamale North Constituency, asserted that the Minority in Parliament would not support any imposition of additional taxes on Ghanaians.
The prelude to the budget debate also witnessed Speaker Bagbin’s ruling in favor of conducting the post-budget workshop within Parliament’s premises, a decision aimed at curbing costs amid the current economic situation.
The post-budget workshop, scheduled from November 17 to November 19, will serve as a platform for detailed discussions and deliberations on the proposals outlined in the 2024 budget.