Every year the minister of finance on behalf of the president of Ghana reads the budget speech to members of parliament. This includes economic forecasts, estimated revenues and proposed resource allocation for the upcoming financial year. During the deliberation period that follows, parliamentarians have an important opportunity to question the executive’s performance and on past and present actions, and make inquiries about future plans. It is through this process that parliaments can gain more information for their decision-making process, while strengthening the system of checks and balances.
For this reason, we have prepared a list of questions, based on information obtained from government reports, that parliamentarians can ask the executive in order to gain a clearer picture of the results of oil revenue collection and allocation during the past three years. We have also included a set of questions that can be used to assess the 2015 budget.