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Majority Downplays Minority’s Injunction On E-Levy Implementation | Politics

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The Majority Members of Parliament have de-emphasized the attempt by three Members of the Minority to place an injunction on the implementation of the Electronic Transfer Levy (E-levy) on May 1, 2022.

Mr Haruna Iddrisu, Minority Leader, Mr Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, Member of Parliament (MP), North Tongu and Mr Mahama Ayariga, MP, Bawku Central, have filed an application at the Supreme Court for an injunction on the implementation of the E-levy pending the hearing of their substantive case challenging the constitutionality of passage of the E-Levy.

At a Press Conference in Parliament on Friday, Mr Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu, Majority Leader, described the move by the National Democratic Congress (NDC) MPs as dangerous since there were internal parliamentary processes they could have resorted to.

He, however, stated that the E-levy would be implemented as announced and nothing could stop it.

“We’ve been told that they have filed an injunction, the Minority has taken the matter to the Supreme Court for the Court to rule on the supposed unconstitutionality of the votes that were taken on the E-levy.

“I will just say that the burden of proof lies with the Minority to go to court and prove their case,” he said

Mr Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu, who is also the Minister of Parliamentary Affairs said: “So if the representation of the House has taken a decision, they can come with a motion on the decision. Why don’t they want to do that? But as I said, the burden of proof is on them.”

“Now, finally, on the injunction, I don’t want to pronounce anything, but I guess you and I know that it is an exercise in futility,” he said.

Meanwhile, Mr Ablakwa has indicated that the Minority was monitoring the space on the E-levy.

According to him, there was no way the government would attempt to go ahead and implement the E-levy.

“We are monitoring and if they go ahead and implement it we will sight them for contempt at the Supreme Court,” he said.

Source: GNA

 

 

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Majority Chief Whip Urges Western World Not To Be Passive In Geo-politics of The World | Politics

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The Majority Chief Whip and MP for Nsawam/Adoagyiri constituency, Hon Frank Annoh-Dompreh has urged the western world not to be passive in the geo-politics of the world especially Africa.

He observed that anytime the western world became passive in global political affairs, autocratic countries such as China and Russia increased their activities to fill the vacuum created by the passive posture of the western world.

The Majority Chief Whip was speaking at the German-African Conference of Parliamentarians 2022, held in Berlin Germany.

The programme was on the theme “Africa and Europe in the age of a new geopolitical rivalry and how to improve bilateral cooperation in the light of the new EU-Africa strategy adopted in February 2022”.

Representatives from Africa and Europe attended the conference.

Frank Annoh-Dompreh also urged African countries to focus on their priorities and harness their natural resources towards national development.

He also urged citizens of Africa to hold their governments accountable in order to make them take decisions in the best interest of the people.

Source: Emmanuel Akorli/Parliamentary Correspondent/Peace FM

 

 

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Drama Unfolds As NPP Aspirant Cries For Votes | Politics

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DRAMA UNFOLDED when an aspirant for the Ashanti Regional Second Vice Chairman position of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Oscar Riches, burst into tears whilst he was campaigning for votes.

Affectionately called ‘Ghana Beye Yie’, Oscar was addressing the Effiduase Asokore Constituency executives of the NPP to solicit their votes, when he started to cry on Monday.

Ghana Beye Yie, who had then been given the platform to announce his campaign message to the NPP delegates, turned emotional whilst he was pleading with the delegates to support his bid.

According to him, he loved the NPP so much with his whole heart and so was only seeking the chance to be elected as the party’s regional second vice chairman so he could serve his beloved NPP.

In the course of his address, Ghana Beye Yie became emotional as he went down on his knees and started to cry uncontrollably, begging and pleading with the delegates to give him the chance to serve.

The NPP man’s shocking action, reportedly, made the NPP delegates present also emotional. Some of the delegates even consoled Ghana Beye Yie to stop crying and assured him of their votes.

After he had been consoled, Ghana Beye Yie continued with his statement, stressing that the NPP is the suitable political party to lead the country into affluence, so the party should stay in power.

According to him, election 2024 would be dicey and therefore the NPP should vote for patriotic, visionary and hardworking people like him to help the party to hang onto political power in 2024.

 

Source: Daily Guide

 

 

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#2gether2rescue: Join The NDC Now! ‘You Need To Be a Stakeholder And Not a Spectator’ – Chief Biney Rallies Ghanaians | Politics

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Deputy National Organiser of the largest opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Chief Hamilton Biney, has asked Ghanaians wanting to join the great ‘umbrella’ fraternity to visit their various party branches to register from 21st May to 7th June 2022.

“Kindly visit your branch and speak to the NDC branch executives at your polling station to register. You need to be a stakeholder and not a spectator,” he posted on his facebook wall Friday.

Read below his full post on Facebook

NOTICE

Our great party NDC, is reorganising its base to win elections come December 7, 2024.

Kindly visit your branch and speak to the NDC branch executives at your polling station to register. You need to be a stakeholder and not a spectator.

Join the NDC now! Limited registration exercise starts from 21st May to 7th June 2022.

NB: This exercise is for NEW members only!

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