A lawmaker for Suame and Minister for Parliamentary Affairs, Osei Kyei Mensah-Bonsu is expected to present the 2021 budget today Friday, March 12, 2021.
This is because the Minister of Finance-designate, Mr Ken Ofori-Atta is still in the United States of America (USA) for a medical review following post-COVID-19 complications.
Mr Ofori Atta is even yet to face the 26-member Appointments Committee to be vetted
Since the budget statement is from the President and normally read on his behalf by the Minister of Finance as a convention, President Akufo-Addo has this time in the absence of a substantive Minister of Finance designated Mr Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu, to read it on his behalf.
This was announced by the Minister of Information, Mr Kojo Oppong Nkrumah at a press briefing at Peduase Lodge on Monday afternoon, where the Cabinet was on a 3-day retreat.