July 16, 2018

First Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Joseph Osei Owusu on Friday the 13th of July 2018 differed a vote on a loan agreement which approval would have given the Bunso campus of the University of Environment and Sustainable Development some boost and facelift.

A loan agreement of ninety million dollars, which witnessed the Minority calling for the rejection of the approval because, the law establishing the University of Environment and Sustainable Development Act 898 does not back it.

According to the Minority the Act has said there would be a campus at Somanya and a satellite campus at Donkorkrom in the Afram Plains, which shall be determine by the Governing council and it shall determine any other place.

The Minority Leader demanded a head count when he wrap-up the debate on behalf of the Minority.

First Deputy Speaker ruled that, according to the standing orders of the House for approval of loan agreement the House needs half of the entire membership of the House out of the 275 which would stand at 138.

Minority Members of Parliament could be seen deliberately moving out of the chamber in other not to make up the numbers, as the Majority Leader could be seen complaining and drawing the Speakers attention to.

The agreement was between the Government of Ghana and the export import Bank of Korea for a ninety million dollars to finance the establishment of University of Environment and Sustainable Development, Bunso Campus.

By: Kwaku Sakyi-Danso/ghanamps.com