The Majority in Parliament is requesting an apology from the previous National Democratic Congress (NDC) government for overspending its 2016 budget.
The New Patriotic Party (NPP) Members of Parliament (MP) said former President John Mahama’s government broke the Appropriation Act (2016) when it spent over GHC51 billion instead of the approved GHC43 billion.
Ayawaso West Wuogon NPP MP, Emmanuel Agyarko, who made the claim on the floor of the House Tuesday described recent outcry by NDC MPs over government’s 2017 budgetary allocation to the presidency as misguided.
If you look at the total expenditure with the revised version, it came out with GHC43 billion, but it [NDC government] spent well over GHC51 billion,” he told Evans Mensah on Joy FM’s Top Story.
Mr Agyarko said available documents before the House showed the previous government outspent its budget by whooping GHc 8 billion without Parliamentary approval.