The President has recommended budget estimates for Parliament and the Parliamentary Service as well as Judiciary and the Judicial Service for the 2021 fiscal year.
From the initial GH¢583,486, 685 million budget estimates Parliament requested, the Presidency recommended a total of GH¢523,639,774 budget estimates for the Legislature.
The new estimates comprised compensation of GH¢201 million, goods and services of GH¢205 million and capital expenditure (capex) of GH¢127 million.
The Office of the President had earlier revised the budget estimate for the Parliamentary service by GH¢119.8 million, citing reduced fiscal space in the national budget as a result of statutory and debt service obligations.
On the other hand, out of the GH¢470,415,847 million the Judiciary requested, the Executive recommended an estimate of GH¢437,397,640.
The new budget estimates followed an earlier rejection of the budget estimates for the two arms of government by the Speaker, Mr Alban Kingsford Sumana Bagbin.
Source: Peacefm online