The Government, through the Ministry of Finance, presented the 2021 mid-year review to Parliament in accordance with Section 28 of the Public Financial Management Act, 2016 (Act 921).

Mid-year budget reviews have often come with supplementary budgets, with governments making requests to Parliament for additional funding to cover pressing expenditures for the year.

However, this year’s was without a supplementary budget, and the revised fiscal framework for 2021 is kept within the fiscal target of 9.5 per cent of GDP. The Minister says the country will stay within the 2021 Appropriation.

Today on Newsfile, host, Evans Mensah and his panellists discussed the economic and fiscal performance of the economy for the first half of 2021 and the implementation of key programmes by the incumbent government.

Also, one of the many issues that has been the talk of the town recently is the Ghana’sAnti-LGBTQ+ bill.

Playback: Newsfile discussed 2021 mid-year budget review, Anti-LGBTQ+ bill

The show looked at the bill and discussed the contentious parts of the bill: who does this law affect? Who does this law protect? Which rights does this law defend? Which rights does this law remove? Who are those in favour of it? Who are those against it?