Parliament approves GH₵6.3 billion supplementary estimates

Parliament has approved the GH₵6.3 billion requested by the Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta, as extra expenditure for the remainder of the 2019 financial year.

This was in spite of opposition from the Minority.

He said as a result of revisions to the 2019 fiscal framework, “the 2019 Appropriation of ¢78,771,833,602.12 that was approved by this august House in November 2018 will not be adequate to cater for the additional programmed needs which will increase the total Appropriation to ¢85,142,189,527.94,” he said.

Mr Ofori-Atta said government is, therefore, requesting Honourable Members to consider and approve an amount of ¢6,370,355,925.82 as supplementary estimates to the original Appropriation of ¢78,771,833,602.12 to bring the revised total Appropriation for the 2019 Fiscal Year to ¢85,142,189,527.94

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