Africa-Press – Ghana. Ningo Prampram lawmaker Samuel Nartey George has dismissed claims by Majority Leader Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu that he was not in Parliament when the budget was about to be approved.
Sam George who addressed the media in Parliament said he was in the chamber and ready to fully partake in the voting.
“I was in parliament, Sam George is here. We are ready for the vote, if they are men and women of substance, if they believe in their own budget they should come back to parliament,” he said.
The Majority of Members of Parliament staged a walkout when Parliament was about to approve the 2024 budget statement.
They disagreed with the way the speaker Alban Bagbin was conducting the business. They accused the Speaker of delaying proceedings in order for the Minority to have their full numbers in the House.
“Sam George is not here, Zanetor is not here, Mahama Ayariga, is not here so five of their members are not here. All the speaker is doing is to delay time for their members to come,” Mr Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu told journalists after they walked out.
The Speaker of Parliament Alban Bagbin had to suspend sitting.
This makes it the second time they are walking out on their own budget after they first did so on the 2022 budget statement which introduced the e-levy.