The Speaker of the 8th Parliament of the Republic of Ghana, Rt. Hon. Alban Sumana Kingsford Bagbin says, he is determined to ensure that, Parliament is not intimidated and frustrated to perform its constitutional mandates.
He said, so far as, he remains the Speaker of Parliament, he will do all he can, not to allow the government of the day to obstruct or frustrate parliament in its lawful duty.
Alban Bagbin reiterated that, the house is acting in good fate, that is a pledge to the people of Ghana, and there is a reason why the good people of Ghana elected this parliament.
“It is a hung parliament of 137-137, the independent who decided to do business with one side of the majority, there is no majority party in this House.” He explained.
The Speaker again said, this is a new beginning, where for the first time, a majority has walked out from its own business.
Alban Bagbin said this few hours after the Parliament of Ghana has rejected the motion for the passage of the 2022 budget statement and Economic Policy
On Friday, 26th November, 2021, the Parliament of Ghana has rejected the budget presented to Parliament by Ken Ofori-Atta on Wednesday, 17th November, 2021.
Parliament of Ghana has rejected the budget and economic policy for 2022 fiscal year after majority caucus left parliament leaving behind the independent candidate, the deputy speaker of parliament who actually made them win majority side.