Deputy Majority Leader
November 27, 2021

Deputy Majority Leader Alexander Kwamena Afenyo-Markin said the Majority side is ready to engage their colleagues in the Minority and had been doing that on Friday, November 26, 2021 when they had been in a meeting together with the Speaker of Ghana’s Parliament.

According to him there was a worrying development which should be checked going forward because whiles in the meeting, the backbenchers from the Minority would come and disrupt the meeting and it appeared they themselves did not respect their leadership.

He indicated that the Finance Minister sought audience with the Speaker and he granted it. But while the engagement with the Speaker and the leadership of the minority over the issues that they had concerns over was ongoing, attempts were made to disrupt it. “In a well-functioning democracy this machoism by the Minority would never be tolerated;  it is not that we are saying we are a majority have your say we would have our way, that has never been our posture, we have been engaging even when the debate was going on we were still engaging them on thorny issue”.

Minority side of the House

Again, the E-Levy that they want them to go at war with, they are aware of the challenges the country faces and under HIPIC during the time of President John Agyekum Kuffour the tradition of the current administration demonstrated projects they used the funds they got for.

“We are telling Ghanaians and our colleagues in the Minority, they are going to see E-projects all over the country, the Majority leader took time to tell Ghanaians that the NDC is up to mischief here, they are the same party they have not changed in terms of their leadership, as a group they were in power for eight years, they introduced burdensome taxes, we came and true to our words we brought relief to Ghanaians. Most of these taxes we either reduced them or abolished them. We went on to introduce social programmes to benefit Ghanaians”.

At a media briefing on Friday, November 26, 2021 he pointed out that even in the midst of COVID-19, if not out of political mischief they should cooperate for them to pass the E-Levy and they would see where Ghana would be and if they would not utilise the funds for the very project they have been calling for in parliament.

“We want to assure Ghanaians that this government is aware of its social contract with the people of Ghana, we would not fail them”

He warned that all around us is political instability, stating that Ghana has done its work in terms of its democracy to the envy of all people around us,  “if it is the intention of people to destroy our democracy, they  would not allow it and they  would not be part of any illegality, he said.

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