Deputy Minority Whip in Parliament, Ibrahim Ahmed has questioned government’s behaviour towards the reading of yearly and quarterly budgets.
Speaking on Okay FM he likened the budget reading to reciting the daily Lord’s prayer; bemoaning how budget read for last year has still not been released.
“We have been home since August, we are resuming on October 26 and we are going to read budget. This budget they are preparing to present before Parliament, last year’s budget has not been released, so why are you calling us to come and read another budget. Or the budget reading has become “Our father daily prayer” budget where students go to school and are asked to recite the Lord’s Prayer and that’s it. It shouldn’t be so. There must be prayer points and actions.
“So we just go to parliament and they read 2022 budget whereas the 2021 budget has not been distributed. We can’t be passing budget as a ritual, Ghana cannot be reduced to only Ghana,” he added.