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U/E: Police justifies ban on smock wearing in Bawku

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The Upper East Regional Police Command has indicated that the ban on smock wearing in the Bawku Municipality is based on intelligence gathered in curtailing the crisis in the area.

Speaking to Naa Dedei Tettey on Starr Today Wednesday, the Public Affairs Officer for the Region, David Fianko-Okyere (ASP), said the Security Agencies will not take anything for granted as far as the security of Bawku is concerned.

He reiterated that the Police know the strategic location and have placed enough measures to maintain law and order in the Bawku Municipality.

“There have been cases where we have retrieved weapons from people who are wearing smocks. The nature of that particular attire and the way it looks people can conceal any other thing in it. So it is just a measure to ensure people do not conceal any weapon or whatever to attack any other person.

“The directive has been given and the people in Bawku and its surrounding are aware, I know they would not flout it,” ASP Fianko-Okyere disclosed.

Smock wearing has been banned in Bawku by the Upper East Regional Coordinating Council following renewed disturbances in the area.

“Following the decision taken by REGSEC during the emergency meeting, the wearing of smock in Bawku Township has been banned with immediate effect. This was necessitated by the fact that criminals or unscrupulous elements hide arms and ammunition in smocks and attack opponents or innocent civilians,” a statement from the Council read.

It comes after the Interior Minister placed a curfew in the area after gunshots were heard on Tuesday.

The curfew took effect from 4:00pm to 6:00am Wednesday 24th November, 2021.

In a press release, the Ministry indicated that the imposition has been as a result of insecurity in the Municipality and subsequently advised by the Upper East Regional Security Council.

“Government calls on the Chiefs, Elders, Opinion Leaders, Youth and people of the area to exercise restraint in the face of the challenges confronting them as well as to use non-violent means to channel their energies into ensuring peace,” the Minister for Interior said.

Source:starrfm.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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