Parliament is expected to meet on Mondays which is not a typical legislative workday, until the house rises on December 21, 2021.
The decision was made in response to what appeared to be a delay in the budget approval process for 2022, which was caused by entrenched positions held by the two caucuses in Parliament on components of the budget
The two parties have agreed to work together to reach a deal on the budget.
President has directed all ministries and deputies to be present in Parliament to aid in the passage of the appropriation bill.
Alexander Afenyo-Markin, the Deputy Majority Leader, announced the actions taken to ensure the passage of the Appropriation Bill.
“We have agreed to have sitting on Monday and have also extended sitting and the necessary support systems will be put in place to ensure the pleasure of members even as they labour for the ensuing period.”
“I want to assure you that we have discussed these things and even ministers have been whipped to make time for committee sittings.”
Meanwhile, there are controversies on the bill as some minority MPs have described the over GHC 241 Million allocations for revenue monitoring and assurance as dubious and needless.