Right Honourable Speaker, in accordance with Article 180 of the 1992 Constitution, and in line with Standing Order 145 of this Honourable House, on the authority of His Excellency the President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, I beg to move that this Honourable House approves by resolution the withdrawal of
the sum of Twenty-Seven Billion, Four Hundred and Thirty-Four Million, One Hundred and Eighty Thousand, Five Hundred and Twenty Ghana Cedis (GH¢27,434,180,520) from the Consolidated Fund for the purpose of meeting expenditure necessary to carry on the services of Government in respect of the period expiring three months of the Financial Year or on the coming into operation of the Appropriation Act in respect of 2021 Financial Year.
Mr. Speaker, this is also in line with Section 23 of the Public Financial Management Act (PFM), 2016 (Act 921). I humbly request the Hansard Department to capture the full document.
Mr. Speaker, permit me to extend the gratitude of His Excellency the President for the support and cooperation received from this august House during his first term of office.Together with the abundant and abiding grace of God, this Session of Parliament has been most vital in transforming the economy and providing for a better future for our “fellow Ghanaians”.
Mr. Speaker, in 2017, when I had the privilege and blessing to stand before you, I invoked “The miracle of the five (5) loaves and two (2) fishes” to illustrate the predicament we found ourselves. In using that miracle , I was declaring our faith and hope in a God who can do much with little and in fact do exceedingly above all we can ask or think and submitting that we need not fear because the battle is the Lord’s.
Mr. Speaker, as it is evident to all not only have we turned the economy around through hard work and innovative policies, but we also have the courage to implement a GH¢100 billion GhanaCARES (Obaatanpa) programme. The diligent and disciplined pursuit of the innovative policies have restored macroeconomic stability, promoted inclusive growth and transformed lives of millions of Ghanaians.
Today, Mr. Speaker, some 1.2 million Ghanaians are in Senior High School, almost 3 million of our children are in the school feeding programme. We are exporting food through the Planting for food and jobs programme and 1D1F is generating jobs all around. How far indeed has the Lord brought us. This is the competence we promised Ghanaians.