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2022 Budget: Dr. Bawumia will not be present in Parliament today – Oppong Nkrumah says

Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia who doubles as the Head of the Economic Management Team, will be absent from Parliament today as Minister of Finance, Ken Ofori-Atta presents the budget statement for the 2022 fiscal year.

This is because the Vice President is currently acting as the President after President Akufo-Addo proceeded on leave.

Making reference to today’s Wednesday, November 17 budget presentation in a Facebook post, the Minister of Information, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah said;

“Today is expected to be a good day for young Ghanaians looking for support to fuel their business ideas.

“We look forward to some relief for road vehicle users, while at the same time equitably raising revenues to speed up the fixing of our roads.

“Local industry can expect measures that will make their products more competitive while dealers benefit from same measures to source the same products locally.

“And no, while acting as President of the Republic, VP Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia cannot join the finance minister to the chamber today. It will be out of place.”

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