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“We all need to reflect on the way forward as a nation” - Majority leader tells Speaker after his decision to suspend approval of new ministers

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2 months ago
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The Majority caucus in Parliament says the decision by the Speak of Parliament to suspend the approval of Ministers and Deputy Ministers of State is not only shocking but disappointing. 

Alban Bagbin suspended the approval process for Ministers and Deputy Ministers of State nominated by the President and vetted by the Appointments Committee of Parliament in retaliation to President Akufo-Addo's rejection of the Anti-LGBTQ+ Bill 

Both the president and speaker of parliament are citing court injunction for their reason.

But Majority Leader Alexander Afenyo-Markin said the two situations cannot be compared.

“It’s very disappointing that after Mr Speaker had made known his views about the letter sent from the presidency to the clerk, he adjourned the house sine dine without giving room for the leadership of the house to even comment.”

He continued, “This we find very strange, but this is a democracy. We believe as Mr. Speaker himself said, and I’ll quote him, that this calls for reflection…I will play that out to Mr. Speaker himself that we all need to reflect on the way forward as a nation.

“We all know that the very issue that was raised by honourable Dafeamekpor had to do with the continuing ministers who had been reshuffled to other ministries. The issue of the constitutionality of certain nominees had been determined by way of their going through the vetting process, a report coming before the house for debate and final decision. So, for me, these are two unrelated issues.”

source: Theannouncergh.com