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This Will Be Your End If This Continues To Happen-Kusi Boafo Sends A Very Deep Message To NPP.

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Hon Thomas Kusi Boafo on Peace FM’s Kokrokoo show said that he smells the scent of death on NPP in 2024 if they continue to behave the same way as they did in 2020.

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According to him, how can they get 169 Parliamentary to sit in 2016 and in 2020 137 sits in parliament?

He said that if what happened in 2020 should happen again, it will be very terrible for them.

He said that things that happened in 2020 where DCE and MCE went against Parliamentary candidates, independent candidate immersing from several angles and false allegation put on them, lapses upon lapses from mature members, bribery and corruption associated with members of Parliament.

If all of this is to continue, the NPP should understand that they are the ones digging their own grave.

He urged the NPP to act like Dankwah Bushia, who never wanted state money but wanted what was best for the people.

Source: www.GhanaCNN.com

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Appointments Committee Cannot Approve or Disapprove Any of Akufo Addo’s Nominee – Abdul Malik Kweku Baako

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Appointments Committee Cannot Approve or Disapprove Any of Akufo Addo's Nominee – Abdul Malik Kweku Baako

The Editor-in-Chief of the New Crusading Guide newspaper, Abdul Malik Kweku Baako has opined that the Appointments Committee of Parliament cannot have the final say in the approval or disapproval of any of the ministerial nominees.

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According to him, the Appointments Committee can only recommend to the plenary about which nominees to approve or disapprove and the final decision must be made “by consensus or majority decision by the plenary”.

Commenting on a Facebook post by US-based Ghanaian lawyer Stephen Kwaku Asare aka Kweku Azar, who suggested that the disapproval of Kojo Oppong-Nkrumah by the Appointments Committee, which Kweku Azar thinks the Majority of the plenary should reverse, Baako wrote: “but the Appointments Committee does not and cannot have a final say relative to the approval or disapproval process per the Standing Orders! It can only recommend approval by consensus or majority decision by the plenary.

Baako added: “My research findings (so far) show that it is/was on only one occasion that it “unanimously” recommended outright disapproval/rejection of a nominee to the plenary. Even then, some amendments had to be effected on the Committee’s report at the plenary. “De jure no. De facto yes” notwithstanding! Respectfully!!”

Kweku Baako Jnr. explained that he will be more comfortable with a recommendation from the Appointments Committee that appears negative because a negative recommendation to the House will “imply that the Committee’s report to the House is proposing that the nominees be either approved by consensus or majority decision (secret ballot)”.

“I am saying there’s nothing unprecedented or unusual about that [disapproval] factor; the present numerical circumstances of parliamentary representation notwithstanding. There have been instances of nominees who deserved to have been approved by consensus but were subjected to the option of majority decision at the plenary. And that didn’t take anything substantially away from them. Nothing devastating in my candid opinion!” Baako observed.

The Appointments Committee of Parliament has disapproved President Akufo-Addo’s candidates of ministers-nominee for Food and Agriculture, Information and Fisheries, namely Dr Owusu Afriyie Akoto, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, and Hawa Koomson, respectively, according to sources that cite Asaase Radio 99.5FM.

The report stated that the Minority side of the committee was not happy with Oppong Nkrumah, accusing him of instigating the Supreme Court judges to cite Dr Dominic Ayine for contempt in the ongoing election 2020 petition hearing.

On these rejections, Kweku Baako insists in his comment on Kweku Azar’s post: “I still don’t get your drift! Essentially and constitutionally, the Committee has no mandate (never had) to approve or disapprove any presidential nominee! NEVER! Some Committee recommendations have/had been disapproved by the plenary. These are part of the precedents and practices of the 4th Republican Parliament since 1993.

Baako further argued: “The point about ‘otherwise, there is no need for the Committee and the plenary should just vote directly on the candidates’ is unsupported by the dictates of the Constitution and the Standing Orders. It just doesn’t arise. And I don’t want to speculate on that scenario.

“It is not good not to come out of the Committee? Maybe. However, there may or could be many reasons why some nominees may “suffer” that deficit! I really do not put much premium on that factor, considering my estimation of the nature of the process..”

Source: www.GhanaCNN.com

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Muntaka Defends Oppong Nkrumah After Rejecting Him And Two Others

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Muntaka Defends Oppong Nkrumah After Rejecting Him And Two Others

Muntaka Mohammed, the Minority Chief Whip, has promised that the National Democratic Congress caucus in parliament will keep their word and ensure that the composition of the eighth parliament is beneficial to the country.

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The Minority MPs, he claims, will always act in the best interests of the country and ensure that parliament is not a rubber-stamp institution.

The Asawase MP praised Ghanaians for their support of the Appointments Committee in the vetting of ministerial nominees in an interview with Joy News.

He promised that the Minority MPs will not take the trust of Ghanaians for granted and will hold the government accountable.

“Thanks to the general public and our team, this time’s vetting has been more thorough. More information has come from the general public. They believe that this time, because of the nature of parliament, they will be able to hold people accountable, so the public has been more forthcoming with information.

“We hope that the government will become more accountable. One thing we always say is that we will not be careless. We will be responsible and act in the best interests of the country. He stated, “We will not be rash in our actions.”

Muntaka also confirmed reports that the committee’s thirteen NDC MPs voted against three of the nominees and put five others on hold.

Muntaka, who did not name the nominees, stated that the NDC MPs believe the nominees did not fit the roles based on their performance before the committee.

“We are unable to support their nomination, so they must go to the floor for a vote. Then there are those for whom more information is required. We will not have any issues if the further and better particulars are provided adequately; however, if the further and better particulars are insufficient, we may not be able to approve their nomination.”

Source: www.GhanaCNN.com

 

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‘Please Find A Way In Your Heart To Forgive Me’-Kennedy Agyapong Sends A Sad Message To Akufo-Addo

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Please Find A Way In Your Heart To Forgive Me-Kennedy Agyapong Sends A Sad Message To Akufo-Addo

Prior to having a very personal relationship with Ghana’s President, Hon Kennedy Agyapong had always thought the President was a radical. He claims that during one of his visits to President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-house Addo’s when he was an opposition leader, his opinion of him completely changed.

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According to Kennedy, who stated this in an interview with GhanaCNN.com, the President asked what it will take to prevent witch hunts of former appointees, as has been the case in the past.

He said he was then suffering as a businessman because the NDC was not making life better for him, so he told Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo that it was imperative that when the NPP comes they also stifle the growth of NDC businesses.

But the President outlined why it’s unnecessary.

Kennedy Agyapong stated that he is not surprised that Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has become a very gentle leader since assuming power, much to the surprise of Ghanaians who expected him to be radical.

He stated that he will not be surprised if the country does not imprison any former government appointee but instead finds a way to make the individual pay the state.

Source: www.GhanaCNN.com

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