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Police deny sending officers to arrest Xavier Sosu at his church

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The police administration has denied sending officers to arrest the Member of Parliament for Madina, Francis-Xavier Sosu, while in church on Sunday.

“Stories circulating that some Police personnel had been dispatched to arrest the MP at a church on Sunday, October 31, 2021, are untrue,” police said in a statement.

Some National Democratic Congress supporters had told the press that police personnel surrounded Mr. Sosu’s church, Believer’s House of Prayer Ministries, in an attempt to effect an arrest. The pastor of the church also confirmed this.

The police indicated that there may have been some plain-clothed personnel at the church, but they were there “for intelligence purposes and not to effect an arrest.”

Police indicated that it would “continue to conduct investigations” into the incident.

The controversy surrounding Mr. Sosu stems from a protest against bad roads in his constituency.

Some of the protestors blocked roads and burnt tyres during the demonstration exercise.

Police have insisted that some criminal activity occurred during the protest and invited Mr. Sosu to assist with investigations.

Police also said three other persons have been interrogated on this matter and said it “shall continue to use every legal means to interrogate all other suspects, including the Honourable MP for Madina.”

Mr. Sosu said some police officers tried to arrest him during the protest.

Though protestors had blocked roads, Mr. Sosu said there was no basis for any arrest because he had followed due process in organising the protest.

He also cited his privileges as a legislator.

This led him to file a formal complaint in Parliament accusing two police commanding officers of contempt of Parliament.

The Speaker of Parliament, Alban Bagbin, referred the complaint against the two police personnel to the Privileges Committee of Parliament.

The officers cited in Mr. Sosu’s complaint were ACP Isaac Kojo Asante, the Greater Accra Regional Operations Commander, and ACP Eric Winful, the Adentan Divisional Commander.

Source: citinewsroom.com

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John Mahama turns 63 today

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The 2020 flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), John Dramani Mahama, is 63 years today.

The former president was born on November 29, 1958, in Damango to a politically active family.

His father, Emmanuel Adama Mahama, served as a Member of Parliament as well as a regional commissioner in the government of Ghana’s first president, Kwame Nkrumah.

Wife of the former president, Lordina Mahama, has taken to social to celebrate her husband on the occasion of his birthday.

According to her, being the former president’s wife has been an incredible blessing to her.

“You have always made me proud as your wife. I thank God for your life and new age. Being your wife has been an incredible blessing to me. Our children and I pray that the Good Lord will continue to fill your heart with his presence and everlasting love. Happy 63rd, my love,” she said in a tweet on Monday November 29, 2021.

John Dramani is expected to seek re-election in 2024 to succeed President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo’s administration having failed to do so in 2020.

He recently handed over a fully renovated dormitory block to his alma mater, Ghana Senior High School (GHANASCO) in Tamale on Friday, November 26, 2021.

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Gov’t to use emergency funding request to run economy after rejection of 2022 budget

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Following the rejection of the 2022 Budget by Parliament on Friday, questions have emerged as to whether the development means an automatic logjam for government business.

According to experts in such rare situations, the disgraced Akufo Addo administration is permitted under Article 180 of the Constitution to resort to emergency funding.

Per Article 180 of the 1992 Constitution, if the Appropriation Act, which is the Bill passed by Parliament after approving the budget, is unable to come into operation at the beginning of a financial year, the President, can seek approval of Parliament to authorize the withdrawal of funds to run government business.

The “prior approval” that will be required from Parliament will be in the form of a resolution and the amount of money that the President can withdraw should be enough to run the country for three months at a time until the Budget is approved by Parliament

Therefore, if by January 2022, the budget is not passed by Parliament, President Akufo-Addo can seek approval from Parliament and withdraw money from the Consolidated Fund to meet government expenditure for three months.

If after three months the budget is still not passed, then the President can, with the approval of Parliament, do another emergency withdrawal.

On Friday, a one-sided Parliament rejected the 2022 budget on account of the Minority NDC’s unmet demand for the unpopular e-levy to be removed and for government to make allocations towards the Keta Sea Defense project.

Article 178 of the 1992 Constitution gives Parliament the sole authority to approve funds for the government’s expenditure. According to it, “no money shall be withdrawn from the consolidated fund” except the money has been authorised by an Appropriation Act, or by a supplementary estimate approved by a resolution of Parliament or by an Act of Parliament”

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Five issues Minority wants captured in a revised 2022 Budget

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The Minority Caucus has highlighted five issues it wants a revised 2022 budget to address before it gives its support.

Parliament on Friday, November 26, 2021, rejected the 2022 budget after members of the Majority Caucus staged a walkout following disagreements over a vote on a last-minute request from Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta to meet leadership of the house on the policy document.

Even though the Majority Caucus has asked Ghanaians to disregard the said rejection of the budget, the Minority has insisted that the document has been thrown out and there is nothing the Majority side could do about it.

In a statement issued on Sunday, November 28, 2021, and signed by Minority Leader, Haruna Iddrisu, the Minority wants government to abandon the proposed electronic transaction levy and Agyapa royalties deal in its revised budget.

The Minority also wants the government to provide solutions for the ravaging tidal waves in Keta in the Volta Region and also review the benchmark values on imported products.

“We hope the NPP government will do what is right and proper when considering a revised budget. The NPP Government should critically take on board the view of the Minority and sentiments of the Ghanaian populace and bring a Budget that is acceptable and address the issues of the general public. The NDC Members of Parliament have no issue with approving a Budget that addresses the generality of the concerns of the Ghanaian people.”

Read the Minority’s full demands below:

The NPP Government should rather concentrate on bringing a revised Budget that will, among
others, address the following:

1. Suspend the Electronic Transaction Levy (E-Levy): The Government should suspend the E-Levy and properly engage stakeholders to agree on a reasonable policy. How can mobile money payments, bank transfers, merchant payments, and inward remittances be charged 1.75 percent? The policy is not retrogressive, not pro-poor, and does not support the much-touted digitalisation agenda and cash-lite economy that we all yearn for.

2. Withdrawal of Agyapa: The NDC Minority will not support any collateralisation of our revenues, particularly mineral resources. The future of our country will be bleak if we continue in that regard. We cannot jeopardise the future generations of our country just for our present desires.

3. Provide for Tidal Waves Disaster: The Government should incorporate in its revised Budget adequate measures to address the issue relating to the Tidal Waves Disaster in Keta and other communities. The victims should be supported. And the Phase II of the Blekusu Coastal Protection Project must find space in the Budget.

4. Properly re-construct the wording relating to the Aker Energy:  Relating to GNPC acquisition of stake from Aker Energy and AGM Petroleum, the revised Budget should reconstruct paragraph 829 of the rejected Budget to reflect the decision of the House as captured on 6th August 2021 Votes and Proceedings of Parliament.

5. Review the Benchmark Value for Imports: Government should, in a revised Budget, reconsider paragraph 247 of the rejected Budget which sought to restore the Benchmark Values of imports by suspending the 50 percent discount on selected General Goods and the 30 percent discount on vehicles. Some concession should be given to the importers.

Source:citinewsroom.com

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