• Fri. Aug 5th, 2022

Bagbin ‘hires’ Akufo-Addo’s ‘citizens and not spectators’ to make a point

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-popular Addo’s clarion call for Ghanaians to be citizens rather than spectators has been endorsed by Speaker of Parliament Alban Bagbin.

The Speaker was addressing the House at its first sitting of the year when he made the comments.

“I urge Ghanaians to remember that democracy is a collaborative creation of the political, social, private, and academic leadership in conjunction with the people, not only politicians and bureaucrats in government.” This is how democracies come into being.

“And I’m delighted that His Excellency the President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-appeal Addo’s for us to be citizens rather than spectators is the right call, and it must be taken seriously,” he stated.

The eighth chamber of Ghana’s parliament has returned from recess and is resuming where it left off in December.

Before the recess, the House was split on elements of the 2022 Budget Statement and Economic Policy, which had been submitted to it by Minister of Finance Ken Ofori-Atta.

There were a number of bills that the House was reviewing, and while the previous year was marked by a lot of turbulent events in Parliament, it is expected that this session would address all of the blockages that existed at the time.

Contrary to expectations, the controversial Electronic Transaction Levy [E-levy] Bill will not be reintroduced to the House by the Finance Ministry when parliament reconvenes for the first sitting of the new year.

This won’t happen since the Ghanaian administration failed to offer the E-levy bill to MPs for reintroduction at the most recent business committee sitting of parliament.

Ahmed Ibrahim, the Deputy Minority Whip and MP for Banda, confirmed this during a Joy News interview on Monday, January 24.

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