The Parliament of Ghana is said to establish a budget and fiscal analysis department to help Members of Parliament (MPs) in carrying out oversight duties.
This was announced by the Speaker of Parliament, Alban Sumana Kingsford Bagbin at a post-budget workshop held at the Volta Serene Hotel, Ho in the Volta Region on Saturday, November 26, 2022.
Mr. Bagbin said this department will help furnish Members with data, analytics, and information in real-time to enable them to debate the budget competently.
“We are working on establishing the budget and fiscal analysis department and so I assure the Majority Leader who is actually supporting this because, as a member of the Parliamentary service board it has to pass through them,” he said.
The Speaker added, ‘what is key, not a consultancy. The current trend, data, and evidence guide policy and decision-making.
When reliable information, analytical tools, and supporting evidence are presented in advance members will have a better understanding of the issues and debate the budget more competently as representative of the people” Speaker Bagbin.