The opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) Members of Parliament appear to be confused on what they actually want in the Budget Statement and Economic Policy of the Government for the year ending 31st December 2022, as presented by Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta on November 17.
They have filed a motion asking that the decision by the New Patriotic Party (NPP) to pass the budget on November 30, should be rescinded.
However, the same NDC MPs who want the budget rejected have their members on the various committees considering the 2022 budget estimates for the various ministries, departments and agencies.
Since the brouhaha over the passage of the budget, a number of sector ministers as well as heads of state agencies have been appearing before the various committees to justify the budget estimates for their respective ministries and agencies, an indication that the 2022 budget is already being put to use.
For instance, the Finance Committee met on Wednesday, December 8, 2021 at 9:00am with officials of the Office of the President and considered the 2022 budget estimates of the institutions and agencies under the Office of Government Machinery.