Let’s work together to pass the budget for 2022 – Ricketts-Hagan


Kweku George Ricketts-Hagan, a former Deputy Finance Minister, urges both parties of Parliament to reach an agreement on the 2022 budget before the House reconvenes on November 30, 2021.
Parliament rejected the 2022 budget on Friday, November 26, 2021, after the Majority side staged a walkout.
Later, the Majority Caucus urged Ghanaians to overlook the budget’s purported rejection since it was unlawful.
“For the record, the Minority’s acts, as well as the Speaker’s choice to endorse it, constitute an unconstitutionality and an illegality, and should be discarded, as they are void and of no consequence whatsoever,” the Majority stated in a statement.
We assure the good people of Ghana of our firm determination to see that Speaker Bagbin and the Minority follow the 1992 Constitution to the letter.”

In an interview, Ricketts-Hagan suggested that a delay in the budget’s ratification could be bad for the country.
As a result, he recommended all sides of the house work together to pass the budget.
I pray and hope that when we return to the House on Tuesday [November 30, 2021], instead of getting into a spat or attacking the Speaker, we will instead focus on how to address this issue.”
“For me, it’s a second chance for us to get down and figure out how to get this budget passed; otherwise, people won’t get paid, and we won’t be able to spend on all the areas where we can bring value to the economy.”