Motion Filed to Reject Budget Ruling by Second Deputy Speaker of Parliament

Minority leadership in Parliament yesterday 7th December filed a motion praying for the House to set aside the ruling of the First Deputy Speaker, Joseph Osei-Owusu on the 2022 Budget.

The second deputy speaker on December 1, 2021 ruled for the approval of the budget after the Minority had declined to engage in the business of the day.

According to the Minority Leader, the ruling contravenes the rules, conventions and practices of both the house and the 1992 constitution of the republic of Ghana.

Part of the motion document sighted by The New Ghana Media states  “That this Honourable house; sets aside the purported ruling of the 1st Deputy Speaker, Mr. Joseph Osei-Owusu, MP delivered on Wednesday, 1st December, 2021 against the motion moved by the Hon. Minority Leader, Mr. Haruna Iddrisu and seconded by the Hon. Member for Bawku Central, Mr. Mahama Ayariga, as captured on page 9 of the Votes and Proceedings of Wednesday, 1st December 2021,”