April 14, 2020

Minority Leader, Haruna Iddrisu has said it is wrong for anyone in Ghana to say the Minority in Parliament is not cooperating with the Majority and the ruling government to fight the spread of the coronavirus pandemic in the country.

According to him they are a “very very” responsible Minority; and noted that if the speaker suspends or adjourn the House in consistent with the standing orders of the House, and they are driving home, should there be a national emergency, they would respond to the calling.

Addressing a press conference, the Minority Leader noted that the President should act with caution when it comes to imposition of Restriction of Persons Act approved by the House.

“The Commission of Human Right and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ) should be interested in human right abuses during this period of containing the spread of COVID-19 as we need repots for Ghanaians to study how our right to dignity was observed”.

In addition, our courts define the use of force by the security personnel and lamented that the use of excessive force is not acceptable.

He gave an example of the Mayor of Tamale going to grave site to drive people away when they have not exceeded the official number of twenty-five people approved for gathering to ensure social distancing.

Again, if care is not taken, a husband and wife riding on a motor bike would be beaten up because of social distancing.

“Where attribution is necessary they should be given, as the country government is using former President Mahama’s Ayalolo buses commendation should be given and we need more testing centers”.

Kwaku Sakyi-Danso/Ghanamps.com