The Minister of Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta, will present the Mid-Year Review of the Budget Statement and Economic Policy of Government and Supplementary Estimate for the 2022 Financial Year to Parliament on Wednesday, July 13.
Giving the announcement on the floor of Parliament, when he presented the business statement of the House for the week ending Friday, July 8, 2022, the Majority Leader, Mr Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu, said this is in line with the Public Financial Management Act, 2016 (Act 921).
He added that the Minister of Interior, who is responsible for the National Identification Authority (NIA), would also attend the House to brief Members on the challenges the Authority was facing regarding the printing and issuance of the ECOWAS Identity Card, also known as the “Ghana Card”, to the citizenry on Wednesday, July 6.
He noted that leaders of the House were firming up discussions with the Minister responsible for National Security to brief Parliament at a close sitting on matters about the security of the State, particularly having regard to the recent spate of terrorist attacks within the West Africa sub-region.
Mr Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu further announced that leadership was still in discussions with the Minister of Food and Agriculture, Dr. Owusu Afriyie Akoto, to brief the House on the compensation package by the government to poultry farmers who were impacted by the outbreak of the highly pathogenic avian influenza in 2021.
He said the appropriate date for the briefing would be communicated to Members during the ensuing week, but it shall most probably, be Tuesday, July 5.
The Majority Leader said the Business Committee had not scheduled any Minister to respond to questions asked by Members on Friday, July 8. This, he explained, was because a Cabinet retreat was scheduled for the said date, which would require the presence and participation of all Cabinet Ministers.
He said, barring any unforeseen circumstances, the House was expected to adjourn sine die on Thursday, 28 July, saying “This is subject to confirmation with Right Honourable Speaker upon his return to Ghana on July 6.”
He said this early adjournment of the House was to enable the Speaker and some members of the leadership of the House to participate in a statutory international meeting during the last week of July.