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Abusing Supreme Court Ruling On Deputy Speaker’s Voting Right Is Contempt of Court – Obiri Boahen | Politics

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Deputy General Secretary of the ruling New Patriotic Party(NPP), Lawyer Obiri Boahen says any attempt by Speaker of parliament or any Member of Parliament(MP) to abuse the ruling on deputy Speaker’s voting right may result in a contempt of court.

He says the Supreme Court being the highest court of the land has within its frame on interpreting the constitution given its appropriate ruling on the matter which seemed to have confused many.

Speaking on Okay FM’s ‘Ade Akye Abia’ programme, he explained that this should settle the case as everybody has the right to vote per the ruling of the Supreme Court.

“And this is what we have been saying all these while, but our brothers in the opposition did not agree with us but I believe this should settle issues,” he added.

Background

The Supreme Court presided over by Justice Jones Dotse ruled that a Deputy Speaker can be counted during the formation of a quorum for parliamentary decision-making and participate in voting while presiding over the parliamentary business.

The landmark judgement was given after private legal practitioner, Justice Abdulai, filed a case against the Attorney General to contest the First Deputy Speaker, Joseph Osei-Owusu’s decision to count himself during a vote to approve the 2022 budget.

But Mr Mahama believes the 7-0 ruling affects the independence of the legislative arm of government and may affect future deliberations in the House.

Shocking But Not Supirising – John Mahama

Former President John Mahama says the Supreme Court’s unanimous ruling that Deputy Speakers can vote while presiding sets a dangerous precedent for the country’s Parliamentary procedure.

He has described the verdict by the Court as “shocking but not surprising.”

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Political Campaigning That Impacts Local Industry; Awhendze Pa Nkasa –  | Politics

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Political campaigns whether internal or across the divide in our country tends to focus on the negative. It is often a platform for competitors to put themselves ahead of others by selling their high points and downgrading their opponents, if they can. This mode of campaigning, which predates the country’s independence has characterized every quest for leadership, since attaining nationhood.

Campaigns under the Fourth Republic have been anything but different. Candidates seek out their opponents and attempt to run them down in order to secure the will of the electorates. This unorthodoxy that characterizes political organization, though criticized is yet to leave the country’s political space.

As the ruling New Patriotic Party opened nominations for leadership across the hierarchies of the party, a new wind is blowing in the Western Region, which has seen a local fabric brand marketed across the length and breadth of the resource-rich region of Ghana.

Wherever you find a particular candidate, the refrain from party sympathizers and onlookers has been “awhendze pa nkasa,” to wit, “quality beads do not rattle”. The refrain isn’t an empty one. It is predicated on the adornment of the candidate, who long before his nomination was approved by the party hierarchy in the region adopted not just the expression but the local fabric with that insignia and has made it his campaign attire, sporting different shades of it at all public events.

“Awhendze pa nkasa” evokes an understanding of quality. Quality that one believes must permeate every aspect of our life. It’s a belief that detailed oriented leadership, must take precedence over mediocrity. That leadership must inure to the benefit of the people and that leaders must truly serve their people in honesty and civility.

That is what Charles COBBINA, Western Regional Secretary hopeful of the New Patriotic Party represents. His choice of “Awhendze pa nkasa” as the campaign cloth was a demonstration of his belief in Ghana and its traditions. As a marketing professional, he understands the essence of branding and associated himself with a brand that he believes exemplified the sort of leadership that he intends to bring to bear should delegates of the ruling party in the region bless him with their votes come May 28, 2022.

Mr. COBBINA insists that the party at this time need not dwell on emotions, if it is to break the eight. The partyleadership requires competence, experience, maturity and innovation at all levels to secure the much-needed victory in the 2024 general elections.

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NDC Suspends Constituency Chairman For Issuing Fake Party ID Cards | Politics

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The National Democratic Congress (NDC) has suspended the Constituency Chairman of Amasaman, Winfred Kofi Zoryiku, for issuing fake party Membership Cards.

According to a letter signed by the General Secretary of the party, Johnson Aseidu Nketia, popularly known as General Mosquito, Mr. Zoryiku admitted to printing, issuing and distributing fake ID Cards after “they were intercepted on the field”.

“You Mr Winfred K. Zoryiku, as chairman of the Constituency, was specifically accused of printing, issuing and distributing fake membership ID cards. When copies of these cards were intercepted on the field and traced to you, you admitted to the offence….”

“You are therefore by this letter to take note…that your membership of the NDC is suspended pending the hearing and final determination of the matter” portions of the statement read.

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I Thought E-levy Was Enough To Solve Ghana’s Problems, Why Agyapa Deal Again? – Ablakwa Asks Ofori-Atta | Politics

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Member of Parliament(MP) for North Tongu constituency, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa wants government to admit to its failure to provide Ghanaians with the milk and honey it promised.

According to him, after piling heaps of burden on the citizens with the introduction of E-Levy, the government has no shame by seeking to rob the people again with its insatiable attempt to reintroduce the botched Agyapa deal.

Last week, the finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta, advocated for a re-look at the controversial Agyapa Royalties Agreement, instead of abandoning it.

Mr Ofori-Atta said the deal must be taken through the appropriate process in order to make it work because it could reduce the country’s debt exposure.

Speaking during a press briefing to announce details of the African Development Bank 2022 Annual General Meeting on Thursday, the Finance Minister who hinted of the President’s approval, explained that the Agyapa deal “is not about whether the monetization of mineral royalties or listing of the company is bad or good, it is good because that is how you raise resources.”

“The question is the process of doing that. If we have a problem with the process, let’s articulate it, let’s cure it, but let us not drop something that would be good for us and reduce our debt exposure….

“My mind is still there. I know the President has mentioned something about that,” he said.

Reacting to this on Okay FM’s ‘Ade Akye Abia’ programme, Okudzeto Ablakwa described the NPP government as a bunch of insensitive politicians. 

“I thought the Finance Minister during his frantic efforts to see to the passage of the E-levy said Ghana’s problem will ultimately be solved once the E-levy comes into force.” 

“Why are they trying to engage Ghanaians on this Agyapa deal again. They should understand that Ghanaians have suffered enough and will not countenance further any form of hardship that will seem to be fleecing the country’s coffers,” he said.

To him, the Minority remains opposed to the Agyapa deal and will ensure that it does not see the light of the day when it is brought to parliament again.

“Enough is enough, the Akufo-Addo government cannot make the country their cash cow for their failed and abysmal performance as a government,” he added.

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