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Minority’s Suit Against E-Levy Is Just To Suppress Pressure On Them – Mireku Duker | Politics

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Deputy Minister for Lands and Natural Resources, George Mireku Duker, has exposed the rationale behind the Minority’s law suit against the government regarding the Electronic Transactions Levy (E-Levy) Bill.

Minority Leader of Parliament, Haruna Iddrisu, and his colleagues Mahama Ayariga and Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa have dragged the Attorney General to the Supreme Court over the approval of the Bill.

They contend that Parliament did not have the required number of at least half of its members present when the controversial tax policy was approved.

In their reliefs, they are praying the Apex Court for “a. A declaration that on the authority of the Supreme Court case of Justice Abdulai v. Attorney-General, Writ No. J1/07/2022 dated 9th March 2022, the constitutional quorum number for decision-making and voting within the meaning of Article 104(1) of the 1992 Constitution is 138 Members of Parliament out of the 275 Members of Parliament and not 137 Members of Parliament.

“b. A declaration that on a true and proper interpretation of articles 2(1)(b) and 104(1) of the 1992 Constitution of Ghana, there was no quorum to enable the 137 Members of Parliament of the Majority Caucus present in Parliament on 29th March 2022 to pass the Electronic Transactions Levy (‘’E-Levy’’).’’

They also are pleading with the court for a declaration that “on a true and proper interpretation of Article 104(1) of the 1992 Constitution of Ghana, the passing of the Electronic Transactions Levy (‘’E-Levy’’) by the 137 Members of Parliament of the Majority Caucus present in Parliament on the 29th March 2022 without the requisite quorum number of 138 Members of Parliament present in Parliament is null and void and of no legal effect”.

The Minority further asks for an “order of the Honourable Court setting aside the passing of the Electronic Transactions Levy (‘’E-Levy’’) by the 137 Members of Parliament of the Majority Caucus present in Parliament on the 29th March 2022 as a nullity”.

But to Mireku Duker, the Minority is using the suit to calm down the pressure on them as their plans to thwart the passage of the Bill have failed.

“I know this is a way of suppressing the pressure on the ground . . . but I know we’ve passed the E-Levy. In a week’s time, the President, His Excellency will sign it. Ghanaians should have hoped that the money they’re paying will inure to the benefit of all,” he said on Peace FM’s ”Kokrokoo”.

He also ridiculed them for resorting to the Supreme Court after making disparaging remarks about the Judiciary.

“They say they are going to court. It’s good but I want them to be consistent. At a point, they say they don’t believe in the judgement of the court. Consistency is very relevant because it bothers on conscience and people are watching as well as listening to us. You claim you don’t believe in the Supreme Court but now you’re sending your case to the Supreme Court. Let’s accord respect to the institutions that we, as Parliamentarians, have built . . . we should note that, at a point, we can’t lambast and disgrace them, then on another leg, we stand somewhere and say we are going to court,” he stated.

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Bawumia-Alan Ticket Is The “Heavenly Pair We Need” – Annoh-Dompreh | Politics

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Majority Chief Whip, Frank Annoh-Dompre who has openly declared his support for Vice-President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia to be the party’s next flagbearer says a pair with Alan Kyerematen will be a ‘solid’ front to defeat in the 2024 presidential election.
 
The Nsawam-Adoagyiri NPP MP joined other party members who want the NPP to halt its planned presidential primaries and convince Dr Mahamudu Bawumia and Alan Kyerematen to run together in the 2024 presidential election.
 
The two are expected to contest against each other for the first time in a keen contest.
 
Although this will be the Vice President, Dr Bawumia’s first attempt, Mr Kyerematen, the current Trade, and Industry Minister, has contested against Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo thrice before he was elected President in 2016.
 
Mr Annoh-Dompreh is, however, optimistic that the duo can win help the NPP ‘Break the 8’.
 
“May the Almighty touch the hearts of men…It’s the heavenly pair we need.” He tweeted in a response to Bawumia-Alan united front hashtag on Twitter.
 

 
 
 

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Asantehene Spoke The Truth But . . . – NDC Communicator | Politics

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Eric Adjei, a member of the communication team of the largest opposition National Democracy Congress (NDC) has commended the Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II for some comments made in the USA.

Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, delivering a lecture at the University of Memphis in the USA last Thursday has said democracy in Africa should not be all about elections.

He said no system of governance would survive in Africa unless it was deeply rooted in and nourished by the culture of the people.

“It is still work in progress but we are happy and proud of the acknowledgement both nationally and internationally of the traditional rulers’ role as the critical support mechanism for the sustenance of the democratic order,” he added.

Eric Adjei in a discussion on UTV’s ‘Adekye Nsroma’ programme said: “Asantehene’s comment is commendable but I think he should have made those statements at home because he could have said it long ago, but I commend him for speaking the truth”.

He further asked Asantehene to “tell Akufo-Addo that democracy is not about election alone”.

“We have a lot of problems in the country and we have charlatans as part of the problem. We have men in cassocks,  traditional authorities who don’t speak the truth; they’re praise singers and greedy people,” he added.

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Methodist Bishop Has History of ‘Mental illness’ – Asiedu Nketia Claims | Politics

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General Secretary of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Johnson Asiedu, has disclosed that former Presiding Bishop of the Obuasi Diocese of the Methodist Church Ghana, Rev. Bosomtwe Ayensu had a ‘mental illness’ making him not qualified to become the Chaplain General of the Ghana Police Service some years back.

“First of all those he was competing with for the post were ahead of him in terms of ranking, secondly he had medical records of a slight mental illness . . . I have evidence to that, and you know hospitals keep medical records for about 10 years and scrap it otherwise you could have crosschecked at the Police Hospital . . . that is why they didn’t give him that position. So he wanted Prof Mills to use political power to help him and the late Mills didn’t do it . . .” he told Kwame Nkrumah, adding that due to this he angrily resigned from the Police Service.

According to him, the NDC know the history of Bishop Bosomtwe Ayensu.

“. . the NDC and the Methodist Church do not have any problem, but rather we have a problem with Bishop Ayensu as a human being, we will not allow him to let us have issues with the church . . . henceforth we all know that he is an NPP member and doing the work of the party . . “ he explained.

Speaking on Okay FM‘s Ade Akye Abia programme, he explained that Rev. Bosomtwe Ayensu has a longstanding hatred for the National Democratic Congress ever since he was denied that position.

Commending the Methodist Church Ghana for distancing itself from the conduct of one of its own, Asiedu Nketia explained that despite the litany of vitriolic attacks launched by him against the party and some of its leading functionaries, it is a fact that several leaders of the NDC have been and are still devout members of the Methodist Church.

“Notably, President John Evans Atta Mills and Vice President Kwesi Amissah-Arthur, both of blessed memory were members of the Methodist Church in good standing until their passing.

“Similarly, Prof. Jane Naana Opoku-Agyemang, the immediate-past Running Mate to the Flagbearer of the NDC in the 2020 General Election is also a member of the Methodist Church,”  he revealed.

Background

Rev Bosomtwe Ayensu, launched an unprovoked attack on former President John Dramani Mahama, over his recent pledge to ensure the immediate repeal of the E-levy law when the NDC assumes the reins of government.

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