2016 Budget is a 'Dead Goat Budget' - NPP

The minority members were carrying sheets of papers with the inscription “dead goat budget” immediately after Mr. Seth Terkper, the Finance Minister, concluded his delivery.

 

The Minority in Parliament has described the 2016 budget delivered in Parliament on Friday by the Minister of Finance, Mr Seth Terkper as a ‘Dead Goat Budget’.

The minority members were carrying sheets of papers with the inscription “dead goat budget” immediately after Mr. Seth Terkper, the Finance Minister,  concluded his delivery.

According to the Minority Leader, Osei Kyei Mensah-Bonsu “In seconding the motion, I just want to observe that the Finance Minister’s presentation was full of perspiration but very little inspiration. A trust-betrayed budget; a dead-goat budget offering no relief to Ghanaians.”

The “dead goat” phrase, emerged after President Mahama made a comment to suggest that he was not moved by criticisms about his performance any longer.

The house has adjourned and will return on Friday November 20, to debate the budget and continue with the business of the house.

Meanwhile, the country’s public debt has risen to Ȼ92.2 billion cedis, Finance Minister Seth Terkper has revealed.

The new figures according to him is an improvement in government’s efforts at controlling the country’s public debt.

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