On Tuesday 21, December 2021, the First Deputy Speaker of Parliament announced the adjournment of the parliament house to January 18, 2021.
This comes as a result of the chaos surrounding the approval of the passing of the Electronic Transaction Levy, (E-Levy) proposal in the 2022 Budget Statement and Economic Policy Proposal of the current government.
It comes barely a day after a brawl broke out in Parliament over the debate on the controversial E-Levy.
With the yet to be resolved controversial e-levy bill, the Parliament House has gone on break to enable the Members of Parliament to spend time with their families this festive season.
After the announcement, Majority Speaker, Honourable Osei Kyei Mensah Bonsu told Ghanaians through the media that there is no cause for alarm so Ghanaians need not worry.
According to him whether or not the house was able to come to a consensus, there is already an approved budget for the coming year.
“I think that this will also allow us some time to have further consultations among ourselves, it is the reason why the First Deputy Speaker had to adjourn the House sine die.
“As you know, the budget has been passed, there was an attempt to portray that that there is no budget, there is a budget, the appropriations bill passed,” Hon. Osei Kyei Mensah Bonsu told the Press.