Minister for Finance Mr Ken Ofori-Addo will be presenting the 2022 Budget Statement and Economic Policy of Government on November 15 and not 17 as was initially advertised.
The Deputy Majority Leader, Mr Alexander Afenyo-Markin, who disclosed this explained that the change of date was to enable the House to attend its post-budget workshop from November 18-21, 2021.
He made the announcement when he presented the Business Statement to the House for the third week ending Friday, November 12, 2021.
Mr Afenyo-Markin who is also the MP for Effutu Constituency in the Central Region indicated that the House will start the debate on the budget from Monday, November 22 and conclude on Friday, November 26.
Regarding the limited time frame for the approval of the Budget and Appropriation Bill 2021, he urged members to be active in the debate on the budget.
The Deputy Majority Leader entreated Committee Chairpersons, particularly those with urgent and time-bound referrals, to endeavour to present their reports for consideration as early as possible before the House was seized with consideration of the Budget Statement and Economic Policy of Government.