The Speaker of Parliament, Alban Bagbin, has instructed that the Post-2024 Budget Workshop take place within the parliamentary premises.
This decision emerged following a division among Members of Parliament regarding the selection of either the Rock City Hotel or the Volta Serene Hotel as the workshop venue.
The debate arose when Buem MP, Kofi Adams, advocated for holding the workshop in Accra to reduce costs amid the current economic challenges.
Initially, the Deputy Majority Leader, Alexander Afenyo-Markin, had announced the Rock City Hotel in the Eastern Region as the chosen venue for the workshop, scheduled from November 17 to November 19.
Ultimately, Speaker Bagbin sided with conducting the post-budget workshop within the Parliament’s premises.
He emphasized, “Democracy has finally decided, and the people have prevailed on their representatives to decide that this year’s post-budget workshop be held here in Parliament.”
The Minister for Finance, Ken Ofori-Atta, is scheduled to deliver the 2024 Budget Statement and Economic Policy of the government in Parliament Wednesday, November 15, 2023.
This presentation seeks to delineate the government’s plans for revenue generation and policies designed to mitigate the ongoing economic difficulties experienced by the people of Ghana.
Speaker Alban Sumana Kingsford Bagbin, in his announcement on Tuesday, October 31, underscored the critical importance of thoroughly examining the budget to ensure it effectively addresses the diverse needs of all Ghanaians.
He stressed the necessity for an inclusive and consensus-building approach throughout the process.