The Minority in Parliament has criticised the Minister of Defence, Dominic Nitiwul for suggesting that they boycotted the parliamentary sitting past Saturday because of to their unwillingness to participate in a discussion on the Coronavirus outbreak in Ghana.
Speaking on the flooring nowadays [Saturday], Dominic Nitiwul described the boycott of the Minority as unpatriotic.
“Mr. Speaker, as a dwelling and as a nation, if the absence of my colleagues definitely arrives to pass, that this extremely vital national physical exercise we do not occur and we do not make a one remark on this flooring then Mr. Speaker, we as a Parliament are permitting the nation down.
“Mr. Speaker all over the place all over the globe, nations are coming jointly to combat this Coronavirus. Men and women are putting politics aside. In truth politics can hold out. Mr. Speaker, almost nothing is extra important than placing politics apart and battling Coronavirus which is an invisible enemy. Mr. Speaker for the NDC to boycott Parliament at this time is uncalled for, unpatriotic and a stab on the again of Ghanaians.”
The Minority in a reaction to Mr. Nitiwul, having said that, clarified that their absence in Parliament had “absolutely almost nothing to do with turning our backs on a Coronavirus financial mitigation discussion.”
“Indeed, no such Coronavirus economic mitigation debate took area in Parliament on Saturday neither did the Finance Minister make any relevant presentation to the Home on the working day in problem.”
The Minority described that their absence was for the reason that they felt “Parliament was getting abused by the ruling majority for narrow political acquire as their only inspiration was to accumulate days for the Electoral Commission’s Constitutional Instrument on the December 2020 elections to experienced. ”
“This the NPP bulk was pursuing devoid of recourse to the health and fitness and safety of Members of Parliament during these times when it is important to incorporate and restrict the spread of a COVID-19 pandemic. A condition which has proven to be no respecter of persons and has infected numerous MPs across the world which includes Uk Primary Minister Boris Johnson and numerous of his colleagues and some 23 MPs in the Iranian Parliament out of which two have now died.”
Speaker of Parliament rebukes Minority above managing of COVID-19 memo
The Speaker of Parliament, Prof. Aaron Mike Oquaye experienced earlier rebuked the Minority in excess of its handling of a memo recommending to Parliament the adoption of a bipartisan countrywide reaction prepare to the Coronavirus pandemic.
Though the memo was dealt with to the Speaker, Oquaye insisted that, at the time the document was circulating on social media, his workplace experienced not been served.
After rebuking the Minority Leader, the statement further more insisted that “the difficulties contained in the mentioned memo are concerns that have to be dealt with working with owing course of action. The curiosity of the citizens and the country should really continue to be paramount”.
But in a response, Haruna Iddrisu insisted that “the reported memorandum was delivered on Friday.
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