The Minister for Parliamentary Affairs, MP for Suame and caretaker of the Ministry of Finance, Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu, will present the 2021 Budget Statement in Parliament today, March 12.
This was made known in a letter from the President, addressed to Speaker Alban Bagbin. It reads,
“I write respectfully to inform you that pursuant to Order 140 Rules 2 and 3 of the Standing Orders of Parliament, I have assigned temporarily responsibility for the Ministry of Finance to the Minister of Parliamentary Affairs, Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu, Member of Parliament for Suame.”
He served as Finance Minister in Nana Addo’s first term; 2017 to 2021 and has been nominated again by the President to serve in the same office but he is yet to be vetted by Appointments Committee.