According to a statement published on Friday, July 14, 2023, the mid-year budget review for 2023 is scheduled to be addressed by Parliament on July 25, 2023.
The choice was included in the following week’s schedule of parliamentary activity.
The announcement was made while the session was being presided over by Mr. Andrew Amoako Asiamah, the Second Deputy Speaker, and the Minority members were abstaining from the meeting in support of their fellow MP James Gyakye Quayson, the Member of Parliament for Assin North Constituency, who is currently on trial for perjury.
The mid-year budget presentation was originally set on July 27, but Speaker of the House Alban Bagbin had already asked for a change.
He said that no later than July 25, 2023, the administration must deliver the mid-year budget review.
The revised budget would be presented by the Finance Minister on July 27 according to earlier information provided to the House by the majority leader, Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu.
However, the Speaker of Parliament voiced reservations and stressed that owing to certain legislative responsibilities, Parliament would need to go on break by August 3, which led to the necessity for the postponement.
The mid-year budget review will now be discussed in Parliament on July 25, 2023, in order to fulfil the requirements of the law and for a timely break.