Information Minister Kojo Oppong Nkrumah has lauded the 2024 budget, characterizing it as a robust and sensible economic policy.
Stressing the need to minimize excessive partisanship, he called on all stakeholders to fulfill their respective responsibilities to attain the outlined objectives.
“…this economic policy is sensible and pragmatic, the budget is healthy and sensible. We all have a responsibility and we must live up to it so that we to achieve objectives. Let us avoid the excessive partisanship,” he said.
On Tuesday, November 21, 2023, Parliament initiated discussions on the 2024 Budget Statement and Economic Policy. To foster broad participation in the debate, specific time allocations have been suggested: 20 minutes for the seconder and Ranking Members of the Finance Committee, 15 minutes for other committee members, and 10 minutes for all other Members of Parliament (MPs).
The debate will cover various sectors, including governance, security, public safety, finance, economy, energy, infrastructure, social sectors, local governance, youth, sports, tourism, and culture.
The proposed timetable outlines discussions on finance, agriculture, trade, and industry for Tuesday. Wednesday’s focus will be on communications, energy, roads, works and housing, sanitation, and the environment. Thursday’s agenda includes education, health, employment, youth and sports, tourism, culture, and chieftaincy.
On Friday, the debate will center around governance, encompassing local government, judiciary, defense, interior, the Electoral Commission, National Commission for Civic Education, and the Commission on Human Rights and Administration of Justice.