Parliament approves Ofori-Atta’s GH¢27bn request

Ghana’s Parliament on Friday, October 30 approved the GH¢27 billion request made by Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta in the budget statement for the first quarter of 2021 that he presented to the legislature.

Mr Ofori-Atta was seeking approval for over GH¢27 billion for the first quarter of 2021.

He said this amount is for the purpose of meeting expenditure necessary to carry on the services of the government in respect of the coronavirus period.

In his budget statement presented to Parliament on Wednesday, October 28, Mr Ofori-Atta asked the House to approve an estimated GH¢27,434,180,520.00 to be withdrawn from the Consolidated Fund.

“For the purpose of meeting expenditure necessary to carry on the services of the of the Government in respect of the period expiring three months from the beginning of the financial year or on the coming into operation of the Appropriation Act in respect of the 2021 Financial year.”

Presenting the report of the Committee on Friday, October 30 regarding the request, Chairman of the Finance Committee of Parliament Dr Mark Assibey Yeboah assured that the committee “has thoroughly examined the request” as he backed the request for funds by the state.

By Laud Nartey|3news.com|Ghana